Auction 116, Lot 433

"Kent with Her Cities and Earles Described and Observed", Speed, John

Subject: England

Period: 1611 (circa)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

Interesting and highly decorative map of Kent with inset plans of Canterbury and Rochester. The map provides fascinating detail of the county, with London shown at the upper left edge. A lovely border surrounds the map, which is adorned with strapwork cartouches, the royal crest, the arms of nine Earls, a compass rose, a sailing ship and a battle scene. English text on verso.

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Condition: B

Evenly toned with an old repair on centerfold separation. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/20/2006

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