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An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world : in this new edition are added, the descriptions of His Majesties dominions abroad, viz. New England, New York, ... Carolina, Florida, ... Virginia, Maryland, ... Jamaica, Barbados, ... as also the empire of the Great Mogol, with the rest of the East Indies, ... the empire of Russia, with their respective descriptions

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An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world : in this new edition are added, the descriptions of His Majesties dominions abroad, viz. New England, New York, ... Carolina, Florida, ... Virginia, Maryland, ... Jamaica, Barbados, ... as also the empire of the Great Mogol, with the rest of the East Indies, ... the empire of Russia, with their respective descriptions
Names
Speed, John (1552?-1629) (Cartographer)
Collection

Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases

Atlases

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1676
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for Tho. Basset ... and Ric. Chiswell ...,
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 97-6031[Atlas cases; LHS 305]
Topics
Atlases
Geography
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Genres
Maps
Notes
Content: "England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historic relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume" is an abridgement of the author's Theatre of the empire of Great Britaine.
Content: Engraved special t.p. for first part reads: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historic relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume / done by John Speed. Anno, cum priuilegio, 1676.
Content: In two parts, each with special t.p.
Content: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 305.
Content: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.
Content: Numbers 253-254 are repeated in pagination.
Content: NYPL copy imperfect: lacks special t.p. for first part.
Content: NYPL copy in modern library binding.
Content: Signatures: pi1 A-Z 2A A-R S. Format uncertain; horizontal chainlines with watermark at head of spine fold.
Content: Special t.p. for second part reads: A prospect of the most famous parts of the world, viz. Asia ... Africa ... Europe ... America ... London : Printed by W.G., 1675.
Physical Description
Extent: [380], 276 [i.e. 278], [2] folded leaves of plates : 88 maps ; 12 x 19 cm.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 42609811
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15086074
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfa1ee50-c5d3-012f-7857-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1676: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1676. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfa1ee50-c5d3-012f-7857-58d385a7bc34

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfa1ee50-c5d3-012f-7857-58d385a7bc34

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1676). An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfa1ee50-c5d3-012f-7857-58d385a7bc34

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An epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the empire of Great Britain, and of his Prospect of the most famous parts of the world