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John Speed (1551 or '52 - 28 July 1629) was the best known English mapmaker of the Stuart period. Speed came to mapmaking late in life, producing his first maps in the 1590s and entering the trade in earnest when he was almost 60 years old.

John Speed's fame, which continues to this day, lies with two atlases, The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (first published 1612), and the Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World (1627). While The Theatre ... started as solely a county atlas, it grew into an impressive world atlas with the inclusion of the Prospect in 1627. The plates for the atlas passed through many hands in the 17th century, and the book finally reached its apotheosis in 1676 when it was published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, with a number of important maps added for the first time.

Place/Date:
London / 1646
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27942
Place/Date:
London / 1646
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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28086
Place/Date:
London / 1646 circa
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66865
Place/Date:
London / 1626
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26616
Place/Date:
London / 1610 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
46566
Place/Date:
London / 1610 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58841

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Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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22839
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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23339
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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15 x 9 inches
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VG
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23937
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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24566
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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24875
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25037
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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26367
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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27772
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27937
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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28462
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28722
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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30359
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30395
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 14.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30664
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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31431
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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32171
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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32192
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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32641
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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32895
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33805
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33016
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33065
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33926
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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33443
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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33452
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33481
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33489
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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54301mp2
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37266
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36199
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
55952mp2
Place/Date:
London / 1676
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58767