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Auction 106, Lot 307

"Holy Iland [on sheet with] Garnsey [and] Farne [and] Iarsey", Speed, John

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine…

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 15.2 inches
51.6 x 38.6 cm
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Fine folio sheet with four maps finely engraved by Jodocus Hondius for Speed in 1610. The islands of Holy Island and Frame (Lindisfarne), off the Northumberland coast are shown at left. At right are Guernsey and Jersey. The islands are described in the English text on verso. Each map is embellished with a compass rose, title and scale cartouche. At bottom the cartouche includes the coat of arms with two cherubs and includes the imprint of Bassett and Chiswell indicating it was published in 1676.


Condition: B

Nice impression with some faint foxing and slightly faded color. Small area of paper weakness in Jarsey reinforced on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 3/3/2004