Description:Rare John Speed world map English, circa 1626 A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD DRAWNE ACCORDING TO YE TRUEST DESCRIPTIONS, LATEST DISCOVERIES & BEST OBSERVATIONS YT HAVE BEENE MADE BY ENGLISH OR STRANGERS, 1626. framed, sight size: H15 1/4" W20"
Provenance: From a South Carolina private collection.
Condition: Four corners, top, and left side taped to backing board, upper edge has old hinge tabs. Verso with text panels. Center crease present along with creases that run from approximately two inches above South Pole in Western Hemishpere diagonally across to below South Pole in Eastern Hemishpere through the lower center astrological sphere. Edges have little nicks, chips, and missing pieces, with portions appearing to have been trimmed.
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