Auction 133, Lot 4

"The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England Scotland and Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning…", Speed, John

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1676 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 14.7 inches
24.1 x 37.3 cm

Superb title page from this prestigious English atlas. The title is presented in an elaborate architectural framework with alcoves featuring a native Britain at top flanked with the figures of four invaders - a Roman, Saxon, Dane, and Norman. The sheet was beautifully engraved by R. White for the Bassett and Chiswell edition.


Condition: A

Nice impression and color with wide original margins. There are a couple of professional repairs in the blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/1/2010