Europ, and the cheife Cities contained therin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use

Cartographer(s): John Speed
Date: 1627
Place: London
Dimensions: 39.5 x 52 cm (15.25 x 20.25 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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1627 John Speed cartes-à-figures map of Europe with city-views.


Splendid carte-à-figures map of Europe, surrounded with vignettes on three sides: five men and five women on the sides, and eight views of cities at the top.

The upper border has eight bird’s-eye city views, of London, Paris, Rome, Constantinople, Venice, Prague, Amsterdam and Lisbon. The side borders contain the costumes of the noblemen and women of ten European nations.

The map shows all of Europe, the northern coast of Africa, and the well-detailed but fictitious island of Frisland just off the coast of Iceland. The seas are alive with sea monsters and ships.

Engraved by Abraham Goos. The impression is rich, the coloring bright.

Verso Text: English


John Speed

John Speed was a 17th century English cartographer and historian who left a long-standing legacy.

Condition Description

Verso tape repair along centerfold, bottom margin extended; some smudges along the top edge, including Prague.