Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) – Spaine

by John Speed


Date of this map: 1626 (top right)

Dimensions (without margins): 41 x 53,5

Dimensions (with margins): 43,5 x 55,2 cm

Condition: Very good. Sharp copper engraving on strong paper. Rebacked with Japanese paper.

Condition rating: A

Verso: text in English

From: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World (London, 1627)





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Spain & Portugal
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Speed and Spain

In 1627 John Speed published his “A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World”, the first world atlas ever published by an Englishman. The atlas contains 22 folio  maps.

The full title of this map is “Spaine Newly described, with many adictions, both in the attires of the people & the Situations of their cheifest Cityes”.

The cities on top include: Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Valladolid, Granada, Toledo, Barcelona, Burgos and Cadiz. Scale bars are in Spanish and German miles.

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