Original Copperplate Map

Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676


Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676

Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676   Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676
An original, antique, copper-plate engraved map of Leicestershire'Leicester both Countye and Citie described... , 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 Leicester with a numbered Key as well as the British royal coat of arms, several armorial shields and a decorative scrollwork title cartouche and a distance scale. There is also an engraved view of the Battle of Bosworth with accompanying text. The map is printed on hand-laid paper with a watermark, and it is nicely hand coloured. The printed area measures approximately 507mm x 378mm with margins beyond; English descriptive text verso. Condition: Very good overall condition. Light age toning and very minor stain the upper left margin. Repaired split to the base of the centrefold (see photos 8 & 9). Minor nick and two small closed tears to the top edge of the sheet, not affecting the printed area. Pin sized hole at the neatline in the top left corner (only evident when held up to the light). Please study the photographs carefully to fully appreciate the condition. The item "Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676" is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 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. County: Leicestershire
  2. Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed
  3. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  4. Date Range: 1600-1699
  5. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  6. Country/Region: England
  7. Era: 1600s
  8. Format: Sheet Map
  9. Type: County Map
  10. Map Type: City
  11. Year: 1676

Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676   Original antique atlas map LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, JOHN SPEED, 1676