Auction 121, Lot 440

"The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham", Speed, John

Subject: England, Durham

Period: 1611 (circa)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This early edition is one of most decorative maps of Durham county. This map is filled with Speed's dramatic embellishments including a large royal crest, a plan of the city of Durham, an elaborate compass rose, and a vignette scene depicting the Battle of Nevil's Cross, between the English & Scots. English text on verso.


Condition: B

Light soil along centerfold, else very good with a sharp impression, strong paper and good original margins. Couple of professional repairs on centerfold. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/26/2007