‘Staffordshir’ by Pieter Van Den Keere (‘Miniature Speed’) c.1646


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A finely engraved and charming 17th century map of Staffordshire which appeared in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged… from a Farr Larger Voulume Done by John Speed (London: G. Humble, 1627-1646).

The maps from this series were engraved in Amsterdam between 1599 and 1605 by the renowned Dutch engraver, Pieter Van Den Keere (Latin name: Petrus Kaerius). The plates were then purchased in c.1619 by John Speed’s publisher, George Humble, who issued them as part of a ‘pocket atlas’ to accompany the larger Speed maps, hence ‘Miniature Speed’.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 12.3cms by 8.4cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. There is some minor show through from the text on the verso. 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 350 years old.
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