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Map, hand coloured engraving, Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland, scale about 36 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, about 1610-11, published by Thomas Bassett, Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell, St Paul's Churchyard, London, 1676?
The map has been coloured at a late date, very badly, probably using the wrong sort of paints with heavy pigments and too clumsy a brush and hand.
   Speed 1611
map feature:- strapwork cartouche & vignettes (London and Edinburgh) & coat of arms, royal (Stuart period, 1603-85) & beasts & inset map (Orkney) & compass rose & up is N & labelled borders & lat and long scales & lat and long grid & scale line & sea plain & swash lettering & coast shaded & sea monsters & galleons & relief & rivers & bridges & woods & forests & trees & country & county & settlements
inscription:- printed title cartouche
THE KINGDOME OF GREAT / BRITAINE AND IRELAND / by I. Speed.
inscription:- printed lower right
Are to be sold by Tho : Bassett / in Fleet street and Ric : Chiswell / in St. Pauls Churchyard.
inscription:- printed lower left above scale line
Common : Mill.
scale line:- 80 miles = 57.1 mm
wxh, sheet:- 56x44cm
wxh, plate:- 517x388mm
wxh, map:- 512x383mm
scale:- 1 to 2300000 ? (1 to 2254773 from scale line wrongly assuming modern mile)
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