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The Kingdom of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described.

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2,500.00 €


Article ID ASA0718
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 The Kingdom of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described.
Year ca. 1620
Description Map shows total Persia with 8 beautiful figurativ panels on both sides and 4 city views of Spaha, Ormus, Tarvis and Gilan
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)39 x 50,5
ConditionCenterfold some restorations, tear on upper margin perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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