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Item:143228663268Northumberland, from the ‘Pocket Edition’ of Speeds Atlas; copper plate map by Pieter van den Keere, published in 1627 by George Humble. Now known as "The Minature Speeds". Copper plate line engraving on laid paper, text verso, with later hand colouring. Later Hogarth style frame with wash line mount. Plate 8.5cm x 12.5cm, frame 20.8cm x 24.8cm Print in good overall condition, light time staining to the sheet. Frame in good condition, mount with light time staining (see photos). Delivered ready to hang. Overseas buyers please check delivery charges to your location through Ebay Global Shipping Program. Pieter van den Keere (Latin: Peter Kaerius 1571 – c. 1646) Dutch engraver, publisher and globe maker. He was born in Ghent, and in 1584 moved with his family for religious reasons to London. His sister, Collette, who immigrated with van den Keere married Jodocus Hondius three years later. In London, van den Keere received training as an engraver from Jodocus Hondius, his brother-in-law. In 1593, both Keere and Hondius settled in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam he was betrothed on 7 September 1599 to Anna Burts or Beurt from Ghent, but he became betrothed again there on 10 March 1623 to a widow from Hoorn, Anna Winnens van Gent, possibly due to the death of his first wife. After 1630, there are few details of his life. The dating of some plates for John Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World of 1646 indicates that he was still alive then. Miniature Speeds A series of 44 plates for the British Isles, from about 1599, took a long time to publish. They were based on Christopher Saxton, Ortelius, and Giovanni Battista Boazio, respectively for England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. They appeared in 1617 in a Latin edition of the Britannia of William Camden, by Willem Blaeu. Later, these plates came to William Humble or George Humble (according to Royal Geographical Society fellow, Carl Moreland and David Bannister--map dealer--in "Antique Maps") who issued them (with some modification and expansion) in 1627 as a miniature version of the atlas of John Speed. Thereby van den Keere's works came by the name "Miniature Speeds". Carl Moreland and David Bannister in "Antique Maps" state that in 1627 publisher George Humble "published a major edition of Speed's Atlas," who in turn "also issued" the van den Keere maps "as a pocket edition. For these he used the descriptive texts of the larger Speed maps and thereafter they were known as Miniature Speeds". Moreland and Bannister also write that "of the 63 maps in the Atlas, 40 were from the original van den Keere platesCounty:Northumberland, Cartographer/Publisher:Pieter van den Keere, Printing Technique:Copper Plate, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Antique/ Modern:Antique, Continent:Europe, Format:Pocket Atlas Map, Type:County Map, Year:1627, City:Newcastle, Berwick, Date Range:1600-1699, Country/Region:England, Era:1600s
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Northumberland. Minature Speed. Map engraved by Pieter van den Keere pub. 1627