SPEED, John, & Henry Overton.
Henry Overton acquired the famous John Speed county map copperplates from Christopher Browne sometime before 1713. Soon after he re-engraved the maps, using his own imprint of “Sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without, Newgate, London”, and re-issued the maps under the atlas title of “England fully described in a compleat sett of mapps of ye count’s of England”. Apart from the new imprint, the most obvious changes made by Overton was the addition of engraving major county roads. This is his example of Somerset.
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Mount size: 560 680 mm. Copperplate engraving. Good condition, slighty age toned, slight tear to engraved surface.