'NORTHAMPTON SHIRE' ('Miniature Speed') c.1676

'NORTHAMPTON SHIRE' ('Miniature Speed') c.1676
SKU: misp/nort/003

A charming 17th century county map of Northamptonshire which appeared in a pocket atlas entitled England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged... from a Farr Larger Voulume Done by John Speed (London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676). The atlas / maps were based on the larger ones done by John Speed in c.1611-12, hence 'Miniature Speed'*.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 12.2cms by 8.5cms.
  • The map is in very good condition. The top margin is close but still mountable without loss. There is a small split touching the top border of the map and some minor see through from the text on the reverse, otherwise a very nice example. Click on image for better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 300 years old.

*Unlike many of the maps in the atlas, this one wasn't engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere but by an unknown -- probably English -- engraver.