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1676 – J. Speed – A Newe Mape of Poland

Title:                      “A Newe Mape of Poland Done into English by I. Speede”​

One of the most decorative maps of Poland from John Speed’s atlas, the first World Atlas published by an Englishman. The map comes with side panels on the left side figures: Polonian gentleman, Polonian Woman, Bride at Dantsick, Silesian Woman separated by the coat of arms of Silesia. On the right side, there are figures: Polonian Gentle Woman, Polonian, Made at Dantsick, Silesian Bride, separated by the coat of arms of Poland. Six city views along the top border showing Krakow, Gdansk, Poznan, Krosno, Sandomierz and Wroclaw, separated by a portrait of probably King Sigismund III Vasa. English text on verso provides a 17th Century description of Poland.

The map comes from John Speed atlas “Prospect of The Most Famous Parts of the World. . .” , engraved by Dirck Grÿp, published by Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell in London, 1676.

Cartographer:      John Speed (1551 – 1629)
Sheet size:              55,5 x 42,3 cm
Year:                        1676
Technique:            copper engraving

Very good condition, paper with watermark, attractive hand colouring.

This is an original antique map published in 1676 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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