John Speed: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World

In 1627 as a complement to the Theatre, George Humble published the Prospect Of the Most Famous Parts of the World, printed by John Dawson. This World atlas contained twenty two maps, all re-issued in Bassett and Chiswell’s edition of the Prospect. The maps are, with three exceptions (of which the XVII Provinces is probably accidental), attributed to Speed, as in the title of the map of Poland:” A New Map of Poland Done into English by lohn Speede.” Other titles refer to the maps as “newly augmented” or “revised” by John Speed. The map of Africa carries the most explicit publisher’s imprint: “published at the charges of G. Humble.

Inscription on map of Africa referring to John Speed

Once again, the engraving was carried out in Amsterdam. Although a specific publisher is not named, the engravers employed (Abraham Goos, Evert Symontsz Hamersveldt and Dirck Gryp) were periodically employed by Jodocus Hondius Jr. in the 1620’s, and by his brother Henry Hondius from 1630-1 onwards, suggesting a possible further connection with the Hondius family.

These three engravers are mentioned in a contract that was drawn up between Henry Hondius (and his partner Jan Jansson) and Evert Symontsz Hamersveldt and Salomon Rogiers in March 1630, in which Hamersveldt and Rogiers agreed to engrave thirty-six new plates for the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. The agreement also prevented Hondius from hiring a number of engravers, including Abraham Goos, Dirck Gryp and Salomon Savery (who engraved the portrait of Speed added to the 1631 edition of the Prospect, who were, presumably, to be employed by Hamersveldt and Rogiers on this project.

Apart from being interesting as illustrating a relationship between the group of engravers employed by Humble, this contract provides some light on the costs of engraving that might have been incurred by him in preparing the Prospect. The contract reads:

… the following 36 maps will be cut and etched at the following conditions: … These 36 maps have to be ready 18 months after this date, should be accurate and fine. yes, finer and better and not less in quality than the maps given to the engravers. The principals will pay to the undertakers 100 carolus guilders for each engraved plate and will also pay the copper itself and the polishing. Five hundred guilders will be paid in advance to afford the undertakers to pay the labourers

Koeman, II, p.345

Although attributed to Speed in the title, in the main the maps are anglicized copies of examples current in Amsterdam at the time, from the stocks of Willem Blaeu, Pieter van den Keere, Claes Jansz Visscher, and the Hondius-Jansson family. The maps are from a genre characterized as cartes à figures, with side-panels depicting costume figures, and town plans and views in the upper and lower borders. This genre was popularized by Jodocus Hondius Sr.th the earliest examples being from his time in England, and his competitors were quick to adopt the practice. The particular appeal to Humble was probably the similarity in style between these maps and the county maps in the Theatre.

Speed’s “cartes à figures” map of The Americas from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World; raremaps.com

The two other maps not attributed to Speed are the map of the World and the map of Bermuda. The World map is Dutch in origin, perhaps based on Jodocus Hondius Jr.’s “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica A Ilydrographica Tabula” (Shirley, 296, pl.30), but it also has a number of similarities with a rare separately published map by Thomas Grent, issued in London, in 1625, with a very similar title, “A New and Accurate Map of the World Drawne According to the Truest Descriptions, latest Discoveries and Best Observations that have been made by English or Strangers” (Shirley. 313, pl.238). An entry in the Registers of the Stationers’ Company in 1622 (Arber, Transcript, IV p.41), which seems to refer to Grent’s map, would have provided copyright protection (of a kind), and may account for the reason why the world map in the Prospect was not attributed to Speed’s authorship.

In a similar vein, the map of Bermuda is also unsigned. This too was a copy of a recent English map, drawn by Richard Norwood. Norwood made two manuscript draughts of the island. The earlier version was used by John Smith in his General Historie of Virginia, and represented little more than an outline sketch of Bermuda. The second form was completed by 1622, when the bookseller Nathaniel Newbery registered an engraved version at Stationers Hall:

Nathanael Newbury. Entred for his copie under the hands of Master Doctor Goad, and Master Knight Warden,  A Plott or Mappe of Bermudas or the Summer Islands made by Richard Norwood’ … vi d.

Arber, Transcript, IV, 63

No example of this original version survives, but a reference in the text on the version in the Prospect to “this yeare 1622” would seem to establish the relationship. A proof version, without imprint, was noted in a Dutch composite atlas of circa 1626-1629, in company with a copy of Speed’s map of Bohemia, again without imprint. An example of the Bermuda map, also without imprint, was acquired by the British Library’s Map Library in 1987, and is described as “establishing that George Humble’s imprint was added by an English engraver to the Dutch engraved plates for Speed’s Prospect” (Imago Mundi, 40, 1988, p.140).

The map of America, while visually similar to typical Dutch cartes a’ figures, incorporated new information for the English colonies in North America, and Spanish material for the south-west and west coast, as found in Henry Briggs’ map of North America, from Purchas’ Hakluytus Posthumous, or Purchas His Pikgrimes (London, 1625). Perhaps the most famous feature of this map is the insular form of California, a misconception created by a captured Spanish manuscript, and perpetuated in printed maps into the 1740’s.

The final map from the Prospect, although it more appropriately belongs to the Theatre, was “The INVASIONS OF ENGLAND And IRELAND…”. The map is credited as “Performed by John Speed.” While certainly a subject of great interest to Speed, this attribution may merely reflect that the map is copied from one issued by Speed circa 1601, rather than that Speed was actually involved in preparing this version.

John Speed’s The Invasions of England and Ireland with al their Civill Wars Since the Conquest; raremaps.com

In 1626, Speed would have been about 74. In that year, in a letter of April 13th, Speed complained of “want of sight liberty and conference” (Skelton, Prospect. p.ix), as he worked on a revision of the History. Speed’s increasing blindness may have made it very difficult for him to have actively assisted (if he was involved at all), with Humble’s new World atlas. As far as the finished volume can be judged, it lacks the sense of encyclopaedic thoroughness noticeable in the Theatre.

There is no introductory material, as in the Theatre, while the selection of maps is rather random, perhaps reflecting available Dutch models to copy, rather than any particular sense of purpose. For example, there is no general map of Scandinavia, only a map of Denmark. Among corresponding Dutch maps. there are none of Scandinavia with panelled borders, but at least two (by Visscher and Jansson) of Denmark.

The weakness of the Prospect also reflects the situation in the map-trade in Amsterdam at the time. The Mercator-Hondius Atlas, first published in 1595, and last revised in 1606, had fossilized, while the next generation of atlases, to be published by the rivals Willem Blaeu and Henry Hondius, were not to appear until the beginning of the next decade. Rather, the map-sellers of Amsterdam concentrated on maps as separate publications. and this random approach is clearly seen in the selection of maps available for the Prospect.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu & Johannes Blaeu‘s 1635 atlas Le Theatre du Monde; raremaps.com

There are also surprising omissions, which are hard to explain. As an English atlas, one would have expected it to be weighted towards the interests of the market it was aimed at, yet there are no separate maps of the English colonies in North America, despite the availability of maps to copy. Nor is there a map of the Holy Land, although Speed already had one available. If Speed was a genuine collaborator in the Prospect, surely he would have supplied his map of “Canaan”?

The text on the reverse of the maps is largely based on Peter Heylyn’s, Microcosmus, editions of which were published in 1625 and 1627 (Skelton, Prospect,  p.ix).

The “Complete” Prospect – 1676

Locations of features on the map are marked with a notional grid
1 – 5 horizontally, a – e vertically.
“ob” signifies outside border

1A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD Drawne according to y.e truest Descriptions latest Discoueries & best obseruations y.t haue beene made by English or Strangers. / 1651. [1a, ob – 5a, ob] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street and Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Church yard. [4d]
B: 400 x 530mm.
Insets: [Diagram of the Planets] [1a, ob] ‘The Heavens / and Elements.’ [2a, ob] ‘WATER’ [2a, ob] ‘The North / Hemi / sphere.’ [Celestial hemisphere, 3a, ob] ‘EARTH’ [4a, ob] ‘A Figure of the Spheare’ [5a, ob] ‘S.r Frauncis / Drake.’ [1b, ob] ‘M.r Thomas / Candish’ [5b, ob] ‘Ferdinandus / Magellanus’ [1d, ob] ‘Oliverus / vander Noort’ [5d, ob] ‘The Eclipse of the Sunne’ [1e, ob] ‘FIRE’ [2e, ob] ‘The / South / Hemisphaere’ [Celestial hemisphere, 3e, ob] ‘AIRE’ [4e, ob] ‘The Eclipse of the Moon’ [5e, ob]
2ASIA / with the Islands ad- / ioyning described, the atire / of the people, & Townes of im- / portance, all of them newly / augmented by I: S: / Ano. Dom: 1626. [2b] Sculptum apud Abrahamum Goos. [3e] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleetstreet, and Richard / Chiswell in S.t Pauls Church- / yard. [5e]
B: 400 x 525mm.
[Top] ‘CANDY [1a, ob] GOA’ [2a, ob] ‘DAMASCVS’ [2a, ob] ‘IERVS / ALEM.’ [3a, ob] ‘ORMVS’ [3a, ob] ‘BANTAM’ [4a, ob] ‘ADEN’ [4a, ob] ‘MACAO’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A SYRIAN WO-‘ [1a, olb] ‘AN ARABIAN’ [1b, olb] ‘ARMENIAN WO-‘ [1c, olb] ‘A SVMATRAN’ [1d, olb] ‘A BALAGVATAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘A IAVAN’ [5a, orb] ‘A MOLVCCAN’ [5b, orb] ‘A CHINEAN’ [5c, orb] ‘MOSCOVIAN’ [5d, orb] ‘TARTARIAN [5e, orb]
3AFRICÆ, described / the manners of their Ha= / bits, and buildinge: newly / done into English by I.S. / Are to be sold by Tho: Basset in / Fleet street, and Ric: Chiswell / in St. Pauls Church yard. [4b] Abraham Goos / sculpsit. [2e]
B: 395 x 520mm.
[Top] ‘TANGER’ [1a, ob] ‘CEVTA’ [2a, ob] ‘ALGER’ [2a, ob] ‘TVNIS’ [3a, ob] ‘ALEXANDRIA.’ [3a, ob] ‘ALCAIR’ [4a, ob] ‘MOZAMBIQVE’ [4a, ob] ‘CANARIA.’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘MAROCCHIAN’ [1a, olb] ‘SENAGENSIAN’ [1b, ob] ‘Marc: in GVINEA’ [1c, olb] ‘Cab: lopo Gonsalvi Accolæ’ [1d, olb] ‘soul: CONGENSIS’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘ÆGYPTIAN’ [5a, orb] ‘ABISSINIAN’ [5b, orb] ‘MOZAMBIQVEAN’ [5c, orb] ‘K: MADAGASCAR’ [5d. orb] ‘habi: of cape of good hope’ [5e, orb]
4EVROP, and the chiefe / Cities conta.y.ned therin, descri= / bed; with the habits of most / Kingdoms now in vse. / By Jo: Speed / Ano: Dom: 1626. [5a] Sculptum apud / Abrahamum Goos. [5e] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street and Ric: Chiswell, in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [2e]
B: 395 x 515mm.
[Top] ‘LONDON’ [1a, ob] ‘PARIS’ [2a, ob] ‘ROME’ [2a, ob] ‘CONSTANTINOPLE’ [3a, ob] ‘VENICE’ [3a, ob] ‘PRAGVE’ [4a, ob] ‘AMSTERDAM’ [4a, ob] ‘LISBONE’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘ENG WOMAN’ [‘N’ of ‘ENG’ engraved in reverse; 1a, olb] ‘VENETIAN’ [1b, olb] ‘GERMANE’ [1c, olb] POLONIAN’ [1d, olb] ‘HVNGARIAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘SPAINYARD’ [5a, orb] ‘FREN: WOMAN’ [5b, orb] ‘BELGIAN’ [5c, orb] ‘BOHEMIAN WOM:’ [5d, orb] ‘GRÆCIAN’ [5e, orb]
5AMERICA / with those known parts in / that unknowne worlde / both people and manner / of buildings Discribed / and inlarged by I.S. Ano 1626. [2d] Abraham Goos Amstelodamensis sculpsit. [4e] Are to be sold by Thomas / Bassett in Fleetstreet and / by Richard Chiswell in S.t / Pauls Churchyard. [1e]
B: 395 x 520mm.
[Top] ‘HAVAN porte’ [1a, ob] ‘S:. DOMINGO’ [2a, ob] ‘CARTAGENA’ [2a, ob] ‘MEXICO’ [3a, ob] ‘CVSCO’ [3a, ob] ‘I. of MOCA’ [4a, ob] ‘R. IAN / EIRO’ [4a, ob] ‘OLINDA’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘GROENLANDian’ [1a, olb] ‘VIRGINIAN’ [1b, olb] ‘K. of FLORIDA’ [1c, olb] ‘WO: of MEXICO.’ [1c, olb] ‘K. of newe ENGLAND’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘PERUVIANE’ [5a, orb] ‘BRASILIANE’ [5b, orb] ‘BRASILIANE soul:’ [5c, orb] ‘A MOCHAN’ [5d, orb] ‘MAGELLANICAN’ [5e, orb]
6ELLAS. [Greek lettering] / [rule] / GREECE. [1d] Reuised by John Speed and are / to be sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet. / and Ric: Chiswell in S.t. Pauls Churchyard. [1e]
B: 390 x 510mm.
7A NEW / MAPE OF THE / ROMANE EMPIRE / newly described by Iohn Speede. and are / to be sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleet street, / & Ric: Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [4b]
B: 395 x 515mm.
[Top] ‘ROME’ [1a, ob] ‘GENVA’ [2a, ob] ‘IERVSALEM’ [2a, ob] ‘VENICE’ [3a, ob] ‘CONSTANTINOPLE’ [4a, ob] ‘ALEXANDRIA.’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A SPAINYARD’ [1a, olb] ‘HIS WYFE’ [1b, olb] ‘A. TVRKE’ [1c, olb] ‘HIS. WYFE.’ [1d, olb] ‘A. MAROCHE.’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘HIS. WYFE.’ [5a, orb] ‘A. ITALIEN’ [5v, orb] ‘HIS WYFE’ [5c. orb] ‘A EGIPTIAN’ [5d, orb] ‘HIS WYFE’ [5e, orb]
8A. NEWE / MAPE OF / GERMANY / Newly Augmented by. / Iohn Speed. / Ano Dom: 1626. [2d] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street & Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [5e]
B: 410 x 530mm.
[Top] ‘HEIDELBERG’ ‘FRANCFURT am Main’ ‘WIEN’ PRAG’ ‘COLN’ ‘NURNBERG’ ‘STRASBURG’ ‘AUGSBURG’ [Left] ‘NOBLE MAN’ [1a, olb] ‘MAR WIFFE’ [1b, olb] ‘BOHEMIAN’ [1c, olb] ‘HELVETIAN’ [1d, olb] ‘CONT MAN’ [1e, olb] [right] ‘GEN WOMAN’ [5a, orb] ‘MARCHANT’ [5b, orb] ‘BOHEMIAN’ [5c, orb] ‘HELVETIAN’ [5d, orb] ‘CON WOMAN’ [5e, orb]
9BOHE / MIA / Newly described / by Iohn Speed / Anno Dom: / 1626. [1d] Are to be Sold by Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Church yard, and by / Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet. [1e]
B: 420 x 525mm.
[Top] ‘CZALSA’ [1a, ob] ‘COMETHAV’ [2a, ob] ‘Corte of the Emparer’ [2a, ob] ‘PRAG’ [3a, ob] ‘POLM’ [4a, ob] ‘SCHLANI’ [4a, ob] ‘LAVN’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘QVEENE’ [1a, olb] ‘NOBLE MAN’ [1b, olb] ‘MAR. WIFFE’ [1c, olb] ‘COMAN MAN’ [1d, olb] ‘CONT WOMAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘KINGE’ [5a, orb] ‘GEN WOMAN’ [5b, orb] ‘MARCHANT’ 5c, orb] ‘COMAN WIFFE’ [5d, orb] ‘CONT. MAN’ [5e, orb]
10FRANCE / revised and augmented, the / attires of the French and / situations of their chief= / est citys obserued by / John Speede. / Are to be sold by Thomas / Bassett in Fleet street, and by / Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls / Church yard.[1d] Dirck Gryp sculp. [3e]
B: 410 x 525mm.
Top] ‘ANGIERS’ ‘POICTIERS’ ‘ORLEANS’ ‘PARIS’ ‘ROAN’ ‘ROCHELLE’ ‘BORDEAUX’ ‘CALIS’ [Left] ‘THE KINGE’ [1a, olb] ‘GE. WOMAN’ [1b, olb] ‘MARCHANT’ [1c, olb] ‘CONT. WOMAN’ [1d, olb] ‘THE LA.W.YOR’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘THE QVENNE’ [5a, orb] ‘GE. MAN’ [5b, orb] ‘MAR WIFFE’ [5c, orb] ‘CONT. MAN’ [5d, orb] ‘LA.W.YERS WIFFE’ [5e, orb]
11A NEW MAPE OF Y.E / XVII PROVINCES OF / LOW GERMANIE, / mended a new in manie places. / by I. Speed. [5a] Are to be sold by Thomas Bassett / in Fleetstreet and Richard Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [5b]
B: 420 x 540mm.
[Top] ‘AMSTERDAM’ [1a, ob] ‘ANTWERPEN’ [2a, ob] ‘GHENDT’ [2a, ob] ‘MIDELBVRG’ [2a, ob] ‘GROENINGEN’ [3a, ob] ‘ZVTPHEN’ [4a, ob] ‘VTRECHT’ [4a, ob] ‘ATRECHT’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A Gentlman’ [1a, olb] ‘A Brabander’ [1b, olb] ‘A Hollander’ [1c, olb] ‘A Fisher Man’ [1d, olb] ‘A Contreyman’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘A Gentlewoman’ [5a, orb] ‘A Brabanders wiffe’ [5b, orb] ‘A Hollanders wiffe’ [5c, orb] ‘A Fishers Wiffe’ [5d, orb] ‘A Contreywomans’ [5e, orb]
12SPAINE / Newly described, with many / adictions, both in the attires of / the people & the setuations / of their cheifest Cityes, by / John Speed / 1626. [4a] Are to be sold by Thomas Bassett / in Fleet street, & Richard Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [1e]
B: 425 x 540mm.
[Top] ‘MADRID’ [1a, ob] ‘SEVILLA’ [2a, ob] ‘LISBONA’ [2a, ob] ‘VALLADOLID’ [3a, ob] ‘GRANADA’ [3a, ob] ‘TOLEDO’ [4a, ob] ‘BARCELONA’ [4a, ob] ‘BURGOS’ [4a, ob] ‘CADIZ’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘HISPANI’ [1a, olb] ‘CASTILI’ [1b, olb] ‘BISCAI’ [1c, olb] ‘LUSITANI’ [1d, olb] ‘GRANADI’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘HISPANIÆ FÆMINÆ’ [5a, orb] ‘CASTILIÆ FÆMINÆ’ [5b, orb] ‘BISCAIÆ FÆMINÆ’ [5c, orb] ‘LUSITANIÆ FÆMINÆ’ [5d, orb] ‘GRANADENSE FÆMINÆ’ [5e, orb]
13ITALIA / newly augmented by I: Speede / and / Are to bee sold by Tho: Bassett / in fleet-street and Richard Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [4a]
B: 390 x 510mm.
[Top] [Medallion] ‘THE ARMES OF THE POPE’ [1a, ob] ‘VERONA’ [2a, ob] ‘NAPLE’ [2a, ob] ‘VENICE’ [3a, ob] ‘ROME’ [3a, ob] ‘GENVA’ [4a, ob] ‘FLORENCE’ [4a, ob] [Medallion] ‘THE ARMES OF THE COMMON WEALTH OF VENICE.’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘THE POPE’ [1a, olb] ‘THE NEAPOLITANS’ [1b, olb] ‘THE ARMES OF SARDINIA’ [1c, olb] ‘THE VENETIANS’ [1d, olb] ‘THE FLORENTIANS’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘THE DVKE OF VENICE’ [5a, orb] ‘THE ROMAINES’ [5b, orb] ‘THE ARMES OF CORSICE’ [5c. orb] ‘THE MILANIANS’ [5d, orb] ‘THE COV[N]TREI-ME[N] OF GENVA’ [5e, orb]
14THE MAPE OF / HUNGARI / newly augmented by. Iohn. Speede / Ano Dom: 1626. [1d] Sculptum apud Abraham Goos. [3e] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleet street, / and Ric= Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [1e]
B: 395 x 515mm.
[Top] ‘PRESBURGH’ [1a, ob] ‘OFEN’ [2a, ob] [Imperial Arms] [3a, ob] ‘COMORRA’ [4a, ob] ‘RAAB’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A SENATOR’ [1a, olb] ‘GENTELLWOMAN’ [1b, olb] ‘CITTIZONN’ [1d, olb] ‘CONTR. WOMAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘SENATORS WIFFE’ [5a, orb] ‘GENTELL MAN’ [5b, orb] ‘CITTIZONNS WI.’ [5d, orb] ‘CONTREY MAN’ [5e, orb]
15‘THE KINGDOME / OF DENMARKE / Performed by I.S. and are to be sold / by Tho: Bassett in Fleet stree.t, and / Ric: Chiswell in S.t Pauls Church / yard. [4a] Evert Sijmons Z. Hamers Veldt Sculp. [5e]
B: 400 x 520mm.
[Top] [portrait] ‘CHRISTIAN THE IV. KING OF DENM. & NOR. DUKE OF SLESWICKE & STORM.’ [1a, ob] ‘COPPENHAGEN’ [2a, ob] ‘ELSENOR’ [2a, ob] ‘LANTSKROON’ [2a, ob] ‘THE ARMES OF CHRISTIAN THE KING OF DENMAKRE’ [3a, ob] ‘RIPEN’ [4a, ob] ‘SLESWYCK’ [4a, ob] ‘HAMBURGH’ [4a, ob] ‘FREDE. CHRISTIAN. HEYRE OF NORWAY. SONNE OF CHRISTIAN THE III.’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A. Noble Man’ [1a, olb] ‘Marchants Wife’ [1b, olb] ‘Iderlander Woman’ [1c, olb] ‘Vpsor Woman’ [1d, olb] ‘Vpsil Woman’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘Noble Mans Wife’ [5a, orb] ‘Marchant’ [5b, orb] ‘Husumana Woman’ [5c, orb] ‘Ditmarschena Woman’ [5d, orb] ‘Stapelhallena Woman’ [5e, orb]
16A . NEWE . MAPE / of / POLAND / Done into English by I. Speede. [5a] Dirck Grijp Sculp. [5a] Are to be sold by Thomas Bassett in Fleet street / and Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [1e]
B: 410 x 520mm.
[Top] ‘CRACOVIA’ [1a, ob] ‘DANTZICK’ [2a, ob] ‘POSNA’ [2a, ob] [Anonymous Portrait] [3a, ob] ‘CROSSEN’ [4a, ob] ‘SANDOMIRIA’ [4a, ob] ‘BRESLAW’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘POLONIAN GENTLEMAN’ [1a. olb] ‘POLONIAN WOMAN’ [1b, olb] ‘THE ARMES OF SILESIA’ [1c, olb] ‘BRIDE AT DANTSICK’ [1d, olb] ‘SILESIAN WOMAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘POLONIAN GENTLE / WOMAN’ [5a, orb] ‘POLONIAN’ [5b, orb] ‘THE ARMES OF POLAND’ [5c, orb] ‘MAIDE AT DANTSICK’ [5d, orb] ‘SILESIAN BRIDE’ [5e, orb]
17THE KINGDOME OF / PERSIA / with the cheef Cities / and Habites described / by Iohn Speede. [3a, ob] Abraham Goos sculpsit. [2e] Sold by Ric: Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard & byTho: Bassett in Fleet / street. [5d]
B: 400 x 525mm.
[Top] ‘SPAHA’ [1a, ob] ‘ORMUS’ [2a, ob] [Title] [3a, ob] ‘TARVIS’ [4a, ob] ‘GILAN’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘NOBLE MAN’ [1a, olb] ‘CITTIZ. WIFFE’ [1b, olb] ‘CONTRY MAN’ [1d, olb] ‘TURKES WOMAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘NOB. MANS WIFFE’ [5a, orb] ‘A CITTIZON’ [5b, orb] ‘CONTT. WOMAN’ [5d, orb] ‘TURKES MAN’ [5e, orb]
18THE TURKISH / EMPIRE. / Newly Augmented by. Iohn Speed. 1626. [2d] Are to be sold by Tho: Basset / in Fleet street, & Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [4e]
B: 400 x 520mm.
[Top] ‘FAMAGV= / STA’ [1a, ob] ‘DAMASCVS’ [2a, ob] ‘ALCAIRO’ [2a, ob] ‘IERVSALEM’ [3a, ob] ‘CONSTANTINOPLE’ [3a, ob] ‘RHODE’ [4a, ob] ‘ALEXANDRIA’ [4a, ob] ‘ORMVS’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A GRECIAN’ [1a, olb] ‘A[N] EGIPTIA[N]’ [1b, olb] ‘A[N] ASSYRIAN’ [1c, olb] ‘A[N] ARABIAN’ [1d, olb] ‘A. PERSIAN’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘HIS WIFE’ [5a, orb] ‘HIS WIFE’ [5b, orb] ‘HIS WIFE’ [5c, orb] ‘HIS WIFE’ [5d, orb] ‘HIS WIFE’ [5e, orb]
19the / KINGDOME OF / CHINA / newly augmented by I.S. / 16 26. [2b] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street and Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Church yard. [5e]
B: 395 x 515mm.
[Top] ‘Ye. Ma[n]ner of their Trauelling by la[n]d’ [1a, ob] ‘Macao’ [2a, ob] [Blank shield] [3a, ob] ‘Quinzay’ [4a, ob] ‘the Manner of their Execution.’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A CHINIAN / WOMEN’ [1a, olb] ‘A SOVLDIER OF / IAPAN’ [1b, olb] ‘A CHINIAN’ [1d, olb] ‘A MEN OF / PEGV’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘A CHINIAN / MEN’ [5a, orb] ‘A CHINIAN / MEN’ [5b, orb] ‘A SOVLDIER OF / IAPAN’ [5d, orb] ‘A WOMEN OF / PEGV’ [5e, orb]
20 A NEWE MAPE OF / TARTARY / augmented by Iohn. Speede and are to be / sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet, & Richard / Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [5e] Dirck Grijp Sculp. [4e]
B: 395 x 515mm.
[Top] ‘ASTRACAN’ [1a, ob] ‘SAMARCHAND’ [2a, ob] [Blank Shield] [3a, ob] ‘CAMBALU’ [4a, ob] ‘The House of Nova Zemla’ [5a, ob] [Left] ‘A Samoged’ [1a, olb] ‘Tartar Gentel Woma[n]’ [1b, olb] ‘A Tartar’ [1d, olb] ‘Tartar Contry Woma[n]’ [1e, olb] [Right] ‘Samoged Woman’ [5a, orb] ‘Tartar Gentelman’ [5b, orb] ‘Tartar woman’ [5d, orb] ‘Tartar Contry Man’ [5e, orb]
21 Mappa / ÆSTIVARUM / Insularum alias Bermudas / dictarum, ad ostia Mexica= / ni æstuarij iacentium in La= / titudine Graduum 32: Mi= / nutorum 25. Ab Anglia, / Londino Scilicet versus Libo= / notum 3300 Miliaribus An= / glicanis, et a Roanoack (qui / locus est in Virginia) versus / Euro=notum 500 Mil. accurate descr. // A Mapp of the / SOMMER / Ilands once called the / Bermudas Lying at the mouth / of the bay of Mexico. in the / Lattitude of 32. degr: 25. mi: / Distant from England viz. from / London toward the west south- / -west 3300 miles And from / Roanoack in Virginia to= / ward the east south east / 500. miles exactlie Surveyed. [3b] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street and Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [2e]
B: 400 x 532mm.
Palmer, Bermuda, MCS 19, no.6; Palmer, Bermuda, p.27 (pl.XXXIX: omitting the arms & key in the lower border);

22A MAP OF / VIRGINIA / AND / MARYLAND. / Sold by Thomas Bassett in Fleetstreet, / and Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls / Church yard. [4b] F. Lamb sculp. [2e] 
380 x 500mm.
Verner, Smith’s Virginia and its Derivatives, MCS 45, derivative 9, state 1 (plate XIII); Papenfuse & Coale, fig.15a; On The Map, fig.11;

23A Map of / NEW ENGLAND / AND / NEW YORK / Sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet, and Richard / Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [4e] F. Lamb Sculp. [4e]
378 x 502mm.
24A MAP OF / JAMAICA / Sold by Thomas Basset in Fleetstreet, and / Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [2c] 
191 x 502 B: 382 x 502mm.

BARBADOS. [4e] 
190 x 502 B: 382 x 502mm.
Campbell, Barbados, MCS 21, no.5 (pl. III); Kapp, Jamaica, MCS 42, no.22; PRO, 2, 3463



Campbell, Barbados, MCS 21, no.5 (pl. III)
25A New / DESCRIPTION / OF / CAROLINA. / Sold by Tho: Bassett in Fleetstreet. / and Rich: Chiswell in S.t Pauls / Churchyard. [2d] F. Lamb Sculp. [5e] 
375 x 510mm.
26A New Map of / EAST INDIA / Sold by Tho: Basset in Fleetstreet. / and Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls / Church yard. [4a] F. Lamb Sculp. [1e] 
381 x 510mm.
27A MAP OF / RUSSIA / Sold by Tho: Basset in Fleetstreet / and Richard Chiswell in S.t Pauls / Church yard. [1d] F. Lamb sculp.’ [4e] 
381 x 510mm.
28CANAAN. [3b] Begun by / M.r John More / continued and fi= / nished by John / Speede. [3e] ANNO / DOMINI / 1651. [4e] [Text] To The / Christian / Reader. // …’ [4e] Are to be sold by Tho: Bassett / in Fleet street, and Ric: Chiswell / in S.t Pauls Church yard. [4d]
390 x 520mm.
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