"Greece", Speed, John
Period: 1662 (circa)
Publication: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.5 inches
50.3 x 39.4 cm
Handsome map of ancient Greece and the Peloponnese, including the islands in the Aegean, the Bosphorus and western Turkey. The title includes Ellas in Greek letters before the English title. A sailing ship, galley and sea monsters add to the strapwork cartouche and bold border to embellish the map. This is the Roger Rea edition without text on verso and issued folded.
References: Zackarakis #2243.
Trimmed close, as issued, with some loss of neatline at top left and a tiny tear into the border at top.