Original Copperplate Map

Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646


Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646

Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646    Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646
CAMBRIDGESHIRE, described with the division of the hundreds, the Townes situation, with the Arms of the Colleges of that famous University. Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed George Humble Edition; ca 1646. Beautifully coloured map of Cambridgeshire from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. Surely the most decorative map of the county, it contains a plan of Cambridge, two vignettes of scholars, coats of arms of the colleges of the University of Cambridge and local nobles.

A description of the county appears verso in English. A dark impression, it has tight side margins, with additions to assist in framing, and repairs to centrefold split and a wormhole with minor loss, both of which have been professionally reinstated. Otherwise a very good example of one of Speeds most desirable county maps. Size 38.5cm x 52.5cm.

I bought this map from Maps and Perhaps in 2010 as shown on the receipt. It has been kept in an archival folio since and has rarely seen any light.

I never got around to framing it and have now moved to a house with less wall space, so sadly it needs a new home. I will pack it flat in between two panel boards and will post it on a tracked and insured carrier.

All at my expense and included in the sale price. I will post flat and inside two pieces of board. Some of the description above is taken from the dealer's description of it from 2010. Feel free to ask any questions. This is a 1600s original and no reproduction! The item "Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "gregnoble" and is located in Cambridge. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
  1. County: Cambridgeshire
  2. Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed
  3. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  4. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  5. Format: Atlas Map
  6. Type: County Map
  7. Year: 1646
  8. Country/Region: Great Britain
  9. Era: 1600s

Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646    Original antique map of Cambridgeshire by John Speed 1646