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A. newe. Mape of Poland Done into English by I. Speede

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Article ID EUP3185
Artist Speed (1552-1629)
John Speed was an English cartographer and historian. He is known as England's most famous Stuart period mapmaker. It was with the encouragement of William Camden that Speed began his Historie of Great Britaine, which was published in 1611. Although he probably had access to historical sources that are now lost to us, his work as a historian is considered mediocre and secondary in importance to his map-making, of which his most important contribution is probably his town plans, many of which provide the first visual record of the British towns they depict. Much of the engraving was done in Amsterdam at the workshop of Jodocus Hondius. His maps of English counties are often found framed in homes throughout the United Kingdom.
Title A. newe. Mape of Poland Done into English by I. Speede
Year ca. 1640
A wonderful map of Poland. F
rom Speed's 'Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World'. Includes birds-eye views of Cracow, Dantzick, Posna, Crossen, Sandomiria and Breslaw across the top and indigenous costumes of a Polonian Gentleman and Gentlewoman Polonian Man and Woman, 2 coats of arms, a Silesian Woman and Bride and Dantsick Maid and Bride on the sides.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)40 x 51
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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