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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.


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Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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London / 1676
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VG
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London / 1676
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London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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London / 1676
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London / 1676
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London / 1626
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19962
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London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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20335
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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London / 1651
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50162
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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60534
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15.5 inches
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66367
Place/Date:
London / 1616
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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40246
Place/Date:
London / 1614
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VG
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13965
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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28462
Place/Date:
London / 1611 circa
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39517
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London / 1614
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20 x 14.75 inches
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21857
Place/Date:
London / 1651
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20 x 14.75 inches
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21627
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London / 1646
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5 x 3.5 inches
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London / 1632 circa
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48314
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London / 1676
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20 x 14.75 inches
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53750mp2
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London / 1651
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20.5 x 15.5 inches
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London / 1627
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Place/Date:
London / 1627
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London / 1627
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20 x 15 inches
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Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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Place/Date:
London / 1627
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2029
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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London / 1626
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24577
Place/Date:
London / 1626
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20 x 15 inches
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VG+
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26603
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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27772
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London / 1676
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VG
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London / 1626
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London / 1626
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Place/Date:
London / 1626
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VG
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42663
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG+
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43658
Place/Date:
London / 1626
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20 x 15 inches
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Good
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59368
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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66368
Place/Date:
London / 1646
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5 x 3.5 inches
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VG+
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27886
Place/Date:
London / 1646
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5 x 3.5 inches
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VG+
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27571
Place/Date:
London / 1676
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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56620
Place/Date:
London / 1651
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20 x 15 inches
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VG
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22030