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1665 - Original Antique Map KINGDOM OF ENGLAND by John Speed REA Edition (LM4)
1665 Original antique engraved map titled THE KINGDOME OF ENGLAND A fine exle of the very rare Roger Rea issue of the John Speed Map of England. At the bottom right Sudbury and Humble's names have been removed from the imprint which now reads 'are to be solde by Roger Rea the Elder and younger at the Golden Crosse in Cornhill against the Exchange'. The Reas had purchased the rights to Speed's work from William Garrett in 1589, who had previously purchased them from the widow of William Humble in the same year. Skelton suggest that the father and son intended a new edition of the Atlas fro the Restoration in 1660, However the atlas would appear not to have been published until 1665. This one and only edition led to rarity of the Rea edition of the atlas. Rea would later sell the plates to Bassett and Chiswell, who would publish a new edition in 1676. Lovely early hand colouring. Condition Generally in excellent condition with a few minor re-enforcements on the reverse. The outer margins are tight, but once mounted and framed, will look outstanding. Central fold as issued. Overall size including margins 51cm x 39cm. All our items are original Antiques and as described. We never sell modern reproductions
Bookseller: Antique Paper Company [Aldington, KENT, United Kingdom]
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