Original JOHN SPEED MAP *1627* CAERNARFON Copper Engraved WALES Bangor Hand Col

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller wisdompedlars (11.150) 100%, Location: Loughborough, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383076837580 'Caernarvon both Shyre and Shire-towne with the ancient Citie Bangor described. Anno Domini 1610.' by John Speed Performed by Iohn Spede and are to be solde in Popes head Alley over against the Exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble. Cum Privilegio 1610[1627] A striking, decorative, hand coloured, copper engraved, 17th century map of the County of Caernarfon (now part of Gwynedd), with inset town plans of Bangor and Caernarvon, elaborate cartouche, strap work and scale with a naval battle and Neptune upon a sea monster in the Irish Sea. English text description to rear. John Speed (1552-1629) was the most famous cartographer of his age. His 'Theatre of Great Britain' was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published. His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is most likely taken from the 1627 English edition. Copper engraved, the image measures 55.5cm x 37.5cm, with hand colouring. As can be seen from the images, the map is toned/lightly browned, a little heavier and with a little foxing to margins. The left and right edges, have the slim remnants of paper fixings, and the margins have a few little nicks, flaws or worm holes. There is a small repair to the lower left edge. There is a small worn trail to the right border, neatly repaired to verso (very hard to discern). The colours are a little faded, although remain attractive. English Text to verso, with woodcut first letter and header. An attractive, original, John Speed, hand coloured, copper engraved map, of the County of Caernarfon. Terms & Conditions * Payment Details: We accept Paypal, UK Cheques, Postal Orders, * Shipping: We will gladly ship anywhere in the World, and combine multiple items to reduce postal costs. * Packaging: All our books, will be carefully and securely packaged. We aim to send all items within 48 hours of payment. * Returns Policy: If you are unhappy in any way, for whatever reason, with the transaction or the item, please contact us as soon as possible. Your item is fully refundable without question. * Our Policy: We aim to give detailed and accurate descriptions, and have established a reputation for honesty, quality and reliability, which we hope to continue. We know that sometimes ebay or internet buying can be a bit daunting, so please feel free to ask any questions, ask for more details or images, and we will be happy to help. We are very approachable and want to make this a pleasant experience. TRADE WITH CONFIDENCE Condition: Please see item description for complete condition report, and please scroll down to view more images, County: Caernarfonshire, Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Date Range: 1600-1699, Era: 1600s

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