Auction 116, Lot 432

"The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne Described with the Armes of Them That Have Bene Earles Thereof since the Conquest", Speed, John

Subject: England

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Color: Black & White

20.2 x 15 inches
51.3 x 38.1 cm

Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of Lincolnshire. The map is finely detailed and incorporates a town plan of Lincoln, a strapwork title cartouche with a royal crest and a compass rose, a scale cartouche with compass and putti, a sea monster and sailing ship, and ten armorials of the Earls of Lincoln. Battle scenes are depicted above a block of text describing the two major conflicts that were fought in the region. Latin text on verso, from the John Sudbury & George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition, which is extremely rare.


Condition: A

Fine, sharp impression. Professional repair of a minor tear entering border at bottom, else fine. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/20/2006