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SPEED, John.


Published: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, published by Bassett and Chiswell. c.1627

Stock code: 57319

Price: £700

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Speed’s map of Bedfordshire embelished with four strapwork cartouches surrounding the town plan of Bedford, the coats of arms of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, the title, commentary and the scale. First published in 1611, today the work of John Speed is regarded highly by map collectors, historians and artists, due to the intricate nature and artistic beauty of the maps.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 71.5 x 60 cm Size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19 x 15 inches)

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