c1627 Antique Map - MERIONETHSHIRE Wales John Speed Humble Map LOW START!

Unsold $50.76 0 Bids, $15.23 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: antiquepapercompany (7,417) 99.9%, Location: KENT, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382927005897 c1627 Antique Map - MERIONETHSHIRE Wales John Speed Humble Map LOW START! Click image to enlarge Description c627 " MERIONETHSHIRE " A highly decorative and finely engraved 17th Century Map of MERIONETHSHIRE - with Decorative Cartouches and inset plan of HARLECH, published in John Speed's THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN, this being the edition published by George Humble. WE ARE OFFERING THIS MAP WITH A VERY LOW START PRICE AND THEREFORE OPPORTUNITY FOR A BARGAIN !! John Speed (1552-1629) was born in Cheshire and from his youth pursued his father's profession of tailoring. He later moved to London to continue this trade, though Speed's real passions lay elsewhere, namely in the fields of antiquity and cartography. He joined the Society of Antiquaries where his enthusiasm soon attracted the attention of notables such as William Camden and Sir Fulke Greville. In 1596, Greville provided Speed with a full time allowance to write a 'Historie of Great Britaine'. It was during this project that Speed decided to add a cartographic suppliment to the work and it was from this that his famout atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine' was born. When publihsed in 1611/12, his atlas was an immediate success, outdoing the one established by Christopher Saxon in 1579. There were a number of reasons for this; Speed's atlas showed each county separately with its hundreds, was respendent with heraldic shields but most significantly had one or two town plans. Displayed from a bird's eye view perspective, many of the towns were surveyed by Speed himself using a distinct "scale of paces' and are the earliest known plans of these places. The aesthetic beauty of the maps were also down to the Dutch engraver, Jodocus Hondius, whose fine calligraphy and decorative strapwork are a feature throughout. CONDITION: Mounted onto hard board, this example is in below average contition with overall toning and age spots to the front. Central fold as issues. A good collectable example. ALL OF OUR MAPS & PRINTS ARE GUARANTEED ORIGINAL ANTIQUES. We do not sell reproductions. Payment We prefer payment via PAYPAL. In some circumstances, we are able to accept a Cheque from UK Buyers, drawn on a UK Bank. Buyers will need to wait for 7 working days for the cheque to clear before any items are sent out. We can also accept Cash Payment in UK Pounds Stirling, Euros or US Dollars, but payment by cash methods are sent at the risk of the buyer. If you want to pay in any way apart from PAYPAL, please contact us PRIOR to making any bid or outright purchase. Shipping We always try to ship items within 3 working days of any order. We are very happy to combine many items for a single postal charge. All our items are sent in either Board Backed envelopes or Art Tubes and are in the case of sending to tropical areas of the world, additionally provded with sealed plastic envelopes. We ship to almost anywhere in the world but there are just a few territories we are unable to ship to. About Us Antique Paper Company are established dealers in Antique Maps, Prints, Stamps, Postal History, Antiquarian Books and in fact all forms of Antique Paper also including Post Cards, Old Posters, Archives, Manuscripts, Ephemera etc. We are keen buyers and are prepared to travel throughout the UK, Europe and most of the world in search of opportunites to buy. Cash funds of up to £250,000 are available immediately for the right opportunities. We work closely with Libraries & Solicitors/probate situations where they are looking for disposal options and seek better single items to large quantities and also Specialised Collections of almost any genre. Please do not hesitate to contact us with details of any items you might have for sale. Contact Us Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 42 views, 1.6 views per day, 27 days on eBay. High amount of views. 0 sold, 1 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 7,417+ items sold. 0.1% negative feedback. Great seller with very good positive feedback and over 50 ratings.
Similar Items