Original Copperplate Map

Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676


Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676

Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676    Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676
An original, antique, copper-plate engraved map of Cumberland, by John Speed and published by Bassett and Chiswell in c. The map was published as part of Speed's most famous work'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine' and includes an inset town plan of Carlisle as well as several armorial shields and a decorative scrollwork title cartouche and a scale of miles beneath the arms of Henry Clifford. There is a description of Hadrian's Wall in a separate cartouche beneath a medallion portrait of the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus.

The map is printed on hand-laid paper with a watermark, and it is nicely hand coloured. The printed area measures approximately 510mm x 385mm with margins beyond; English descriptive text verso. Condition report: Very good overall condition. Several very small closed tears to the margins.

Small repair to the lower margin just to the right of the centrefold. Three spots to the printed area (two along the centrefold and one by the sea monster - best seen verso).

Slight thinning to the paper at the top border which is only noticeable when held up to the light. Two slivers of old tape along the top edge of the sheet where the map was previously mounted (not affecting the printed area) and two further instances of tape residue to the top corners verso. Please study the photographs carefully to fully appreciate the condition. The item "Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676" is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "mapsetcetera1" and is located in Ilkley. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Format: Sheet Map
  2. Map Type: City
  3. Antique/ Modern: Antique
  4. Region: UK
  5. Date Range: 1600-1699
  6. Type: County Map
  7. Year: 1676
  8. County: Cumberland
  9. Maker: John Speed
  10. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  11. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  12. Country/Region: England
  13. Era: 1600s
  14. Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed

Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676    Original antique atlas map CUMBERLAND, CARLISLE, JOHN SPEED, 1676