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Auction 115, Lot 383

"Buckingham Both Shyre, and Shire: towne describ.", Speed, John

Subject: England

Period: 1666 (dated)

Publication: Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britain

Color: Hand Color

21 x 15.5 inches
53.3 x 39.4 cm
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A beautifully engraved and embellished example of Speed's work. Two large insets are plans of Buckingham and Reading. Decorated with three cartouches, two large architectural cartouches with coats of arms, cherubs, flags, etc., an elaborate distance scale, and fine compass rose. Related English text on verso. Imprint of Basset and Chiswell, published circa 1676.


Condition: B

Good impression and old color with adequate margins. Some scattered foxing or toning, two short tears in upper margin.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/21/2006