Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
By John Speed, 1631.
Information on various editions of Speed's maps on: http://www.antiquemaps.com/uk/info/jspeed.htm
Speed, John, 1552?-1629.A prospect of the most famous parts of the vvorld. Viz. Asia, 3 Affrica, 5 Europe, 7 America. 9 VVith these kingdomes therein contained, Grecia, 11 Roman Empire, 13 Germanie, 15 Bohemia, 17 France, 19 Belgia, 21 Spaine, 23 Italie, 25 Hungarie, 27 Denmarke, 29 Poland, 31 Persia, 33 Turkish Empire, 35 Kingdo: of China, 37 Tartaria, 39 Sommer Ilands, 41 Ciuill Warres, in England, Wales, and Ireland. You shall finde placed in the beginning of the second booke marked with these [3 asterisks in triangle formation] and (5) Together with all the prouinces, counties, and shires, contained in that large theator of Great Brittaines empire. Performed by Iohn Speed.London : Printed by Iohn Dawson for George Humble, and are to be sold at his shop in Popes-head Pallace, 1631.fo., , 42 leaves, 43-44 p., 5-6 leaves, 7-8 p. : maps, port. (metal cuts) ; Consists primarily of folded maps, with letterpress and foliation on the the outer pages. The maps are engraved mainly by Abraham Goos and Dirck Gryp. Frontis. portrait of the author signed: S. Savery Sculp. Issued with: The theatre of the empire of Great Britaine: Signatures: [pi]² A-X² X2₁ .·.² .·.2₁. Issues in 1627, 31, 32, 46, 62, 65 68.
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