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Norfolk a county florishing and populus descript and devided with the arms of such nobel families as have born the titels Therof
Artist: Speed John ( - 1629) London; issued in: ; date: ca 1620 1552 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Right lower corner perfectly replaced, minor margin tears perfectly resored; - size (in cm): 37 x 50; - description: Map shows the county of Norfolk with beautiful coat of arms, a representation of the battle in Norfolk 1381 and a total view of Norwiche; -vita of the artist: John Speed was an English cartographer and historian. He is known as England's most famous Stuart period mapmaker. It was with the encouragement of William Camden that Speed began his Historie of Great Britaine, which was published in 1611. Although he probably had access to historical sources that are now lost to us, his work as a historian is considered mediocre and secondary in importance to his map-making, of which his most important contribution is probably his town plans, many of which provide the first visual record of the British towns they depict. Much of the engraving was done in Amsterdam at the workshop of Jodocus Hondius. His maps of English counties are often found framed in homes throughout the United Kingdom.
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