Sale 503 Lot 29

SPEED, John (1552-1629)
America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde both people and manner of buildings Discribed and inlarged. [London:] Bassett and Chiswell, 1626 [but 1676].

Hand-colored engraved map of the Americas, image 394 x 514 mm (437 x 529 mm sheet), matted and framed. Decorative cartouche, inset map of Greenland, 8 town views in top border, 10 costumed figures in side borders, galleons and sea monsters, English text on verso. (Split along center fold crossing image reinforced on verso, a few marginal chips or tears with old repairs on verso.)

FIRST EDITION, fourth state, naming Boston and Long Island, with Bassett and Chiswell's imprint. Other cartographic additions include "Conectacut," "Mary Land," and Carolina, and California is depicted as an island. Burden 217.


Estimate $ 2,000-4,000







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