Finely engraved by Francis Lamb this map was published in the last edition of Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World. It was therefore published long after Speed's death but is known as a Speed map as it was published in his Prospect; as it appeared only in this one edition it is scarce. It follows Gerritsz and Blaeu in showing good detail around Moscow and has a large town plan of the city itself while to the right are vignette views of Narva, Archangel and the Emperors court. The title is decorated with figures in Russian Costume. Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Archival repair to extreme bottom right and left marginal tips. Two areas of old strengthening on centrefold one being a repair of a now invisible 3mm hole; tiny area of weakness top margin not visible unless held up to the light and tiny speck repaired top neatline else very attractive example of a stunning map. Overall sheet size: 53.9cms x 43.1cms; image size: 503mm x 397mm. English text on verso. See background information on John Speed.
|Map maker||Speed, John|
|Publisher||Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell|
|Published at year||1676|
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