Sale 503 Lot 21

* SPEED, John (1552-1629)
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas. London: for George Humble, 1626.

Engraved map of Bermuda, image 400 x 530 mm (423 x 537 mm sheet). 3 decorative cartouches, 2 crests, compass rose, English text on verso. (Outer margins trimmed close and renewed, a few short marginal tears silked on verso.) FIRST EDITION, second state based on Richard Norwood's map of 1618, engraved by Abraham Goos. The unusual layout of this map, placing New England and Virginia in the upper border to compare scale, was copied by Blaeu, Jansson, and other 17th-century map makers. Palmer p.22.

Estimate $ 1,000-1,500

Property from the Collection of Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc., Glencoe, Illinois







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