"The Isle of Man Exactly described, and into several Parishes divided, with every Towne, Village, Baye, Creek and River therein conteyned…", Speed, John
Subject: Isle of Man
Period: 1662 (dated)
Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm
Remarkably beautiful map that features four decorative cartouches, numerous ships in a fully stippled sea with monsters being ridden by figures holding flags. Very decorative compass rose in the center of the island with rhumb lines radiating outward and lovely scroll lettering in sea. This map is after Durham's earlier map of 1595 as mentioned by Speed on the plate. Imprint of Roger Rea the Elder and younger at ye Golden Crosse. A beautiful map that would benefit from a little professional attention.
Early and brilliant impression with lovely original color and full margins printed on finer and thicker paper than often seen. Damage to left margin, split on bottom fold with old paper repairs. Lightly toned and some minor stains.