Dorset Replica Old JOHN SPEED map c.1610 ALL Hand Coloured UNIQUE GIFT

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Seller: old-maps (4.394) 100%, Location: LEICESTER, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 251781728109 DORSET This is a beautiful hand coloured, reproduction map of Dorset, as it was at around 1610. In the top left corner, a birds eye view of Dorchester is shown, with the names of the main streets, and the old wall of the town marked. In the bottom left hand corner are the armorial devices of the Earls of Dorchester, and between them and the scale of miles in the right hand corner ships and fanciful sea creatures have been illustrated. The major towns of Dorchester, Wimbourne, Sherbourne and Shaftesbury, and the important ports of Weymouth and Poole, are faithfully marked on the map. This map was in use before the advent of motor cars, railways, canals, and even before the English Civil War and the loss of Charles' head! John Speed was the most famous of all English map-makers. He published an atlas of the counties of Britain, entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", in 1611. His original maps are highly prized and fetch many hundreds of pounds when they come on the market. Measuring c. 21" x 16", this map has been reproduced onto quality cream vellum 120 gsm paper, and painstakingly hand coloured, with no other mechanical colouring involved. Every bit of colour on this map has been applied by hand with sable brushes using traditional watercolours and inks. THERE IS NO PRINTED COLOUR ON THIS MAP WHATSOEVER! In the past if you wanted a John Speed Map, you either had to pay hundreds, if not, thousands of pounds for a genuine one,- that is if you could find one. Or else you had to settle for cheap colour printed or black and white copies costing a few pounds. These printed copies quite often are treated to resemble 'parchment', although I am not sure why, because original John Speed maps are never ever printed on parchment! Well now there is another choice! Our maps are individually hand coloured, making each one unique and very desirable. As each map is an individual work of art in it's own right, each is unique and may differ slightly from the pictures shown below. Although not totally accurate from a cartography point of view, this map displays a charm and naivete that cannot be found in today's hi-tech world. Check out my other items Just click on the link. Please look in my shop for other fine examples of our unique hand coloured maps. Please don't hesitate to email if you have any questions about these maps. For example if you would like to know if a place name is shown on a particular map. My preferred payment method is with 'PayPal'. I am an Authorised Merchant and am now accepting credit and debit card payments(including American Express) over the phone on 0116 2620500 between 10am and 5pm 7 days a week, Tel. 0116 2620500 THIS MAP WILL BE SENT ROLLED IN A STOUT CARDBOARD TUBE. WE SELL DRYMOUNTED, CLOSE FRAMED AND MOUNTED AND FRAMED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAP IN OUR EBAY SHOP .... PLEASE HAVE A LOOK! Postage and Packing is FREE in the UK, £8.50 Overseas The map you are bidding on does not have either a window mount or a frame. Mounted and framed maps are available in my eBay shop - PLEASE CLICK HERE! Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal! Pay me with PayPal. I don't charge my buyers extra! CLICK HERE TO ADD ME TO YOUR FAVOURITE SELLERS LIST! Condition: Brand new HAND COLOURED reproduction of 17c. Map, County: Dorset, Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed, Format: Wall/ Poster Map, Region: UK, Antique/ Modern: Antique, Map Type: county, Condition: New Hand Coloured Reproduction of 17c Original Map

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