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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Speed, John, 1552?-1629.
The history of Great Britaine under the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their originals manners, habits, warres, coines, and seales, with the successions, lines, acts, and issues of the English monarchs, from Iulius Cæsar, to our most, gratious soueraigne King Iames. The third edition reuised & enlarged wth sundry descents of ye Saxons Kings, their mariages and armes, anno. 1650 by Iohn Speed.
Imprinted at London : anno cum priuilegio 1650 Are to be sold by George Humble at the Whit horse in Popes-head Alley, [1650]

fo., [12], 155-402, 395-799, [1] p., 800-828 leaves, 829-921, [49] p. : ill. The woodcuts are by Christoph Schweitzerports. ; Wing (2nd ed.), S4880
All editions are usually issued with the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain and paged continuously, though foliated separately. There were prior editions or issues in: 1611, 14, 32, 27, 31 32

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CGS   Link to this

itty bit more

segment/sample from his Speed's histoire
chapter II
http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/manxsoc...
a biog:
http://www.mapforum.com/02/speed.htm

Terry Foreman   Link to this

John Speed (1552–1629) was a historian, now best remembered as the cartographer whose maps of English counties are often found framed in homes throughout the United Kingdom....His atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine was published in 1610/11 and contained the first set of individual county maps of England and Wales besides maps of Ireland [5 in all] and a general map of Scotland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Speed

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