John Speed


John Speed, born 1551 died 28 July 1629 was an English cartographer and historian. We stock several antique maps by John Speed which you can find by scrolling below. Until his late thirties, John Speed was a tailor by trade but his passion for history and map-making led him to gain a patron in Sir Fulke Greville, the poet and statesman, who found him a post in the customs and helped subsidize his map-making, giving him "full liberty to express the inclination of my mind". He became aquainted with the publisher William Camden

John Speed's legacy has been long reaching, and his maps were used in many high circles with his maps reprinted many times.


Merionethshire FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Merionethshire FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£175.00 Approx $214.2, €193.37
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£200.00 Approx $244.8, €220.99
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£235.00 Approx $287.64, €259.67
 

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed
£260.00 Approx $318.24, €287.29
 

Merionethshire by John Speed

Merionethshire by John Speed
£285.00 Approx $348.84, €314.92
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£295.00 Approx $361.08, €325.97
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£365.00 Approx $446.76, €403.31
 

The Countye of Monmouth by John Speed

The Countye of Monmouth by John Speed
£345.00 Approx $422.28, €381.22
 

Essex by John Speed

Essex by John Speed
£350.00 Approx $428.4, €386.74
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed
£360.00 Approx $440.64, €397.79
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£375.00 Approx $459, €414.36
 

Caermarden FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Caermarden FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£375.00 Approx $459, €414.36
 

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed
£395.00 Approx $483.48, €436.46
 

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed
£400.00 Approx $489.6, €441.99
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£400.00 Approx $489.6, €441.99
 

Leicester FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Leicester FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£425.00 Approx $520.2, €469.61
 

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described  FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£425.00 Approx $520.2, €469.61
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

Shropshire by John Speed

Shropshire by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

Worcestershire Described by John Speed

Worcestershire Described by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

Worcestershire by John Speed

Worcestershire by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $581.4, €524.86
 

The Province of Mounster by John Speed

The Province of Mounster by John Speed
£575.00 Approx $703.79, €635.36
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed
£495.00 Approx $605.88, €546.96
 

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed
£495.00 Approx $605.88, €546.96
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed
£495.00 Approx $605.88, €546.96
 

Anglesey FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Anglesey FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£500.00 Approx $612, €552.49
 

Wight Island by John Speed

Wight Island by John Speed
£525.00 Approx $642.59, €580.11
 

Penbrokeshyre (Pembrokeshire) by John Speed

Penbrokeshyre (Pembrokeshire) by John Speed
£550.00 Approx $673.19, €607.73
 

Surrey by John Speed

Surrey by John Speed
£675.00 Approx $826.19, €745.86
 

Dorsetshyre (Dorset) by John Speed

Dorsetshyre (Dorset) by John Speed
£680.00 Approx $832.31, €751.38
 

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre with the most famous and fayre Citie Yor by John Speed

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre with the most famous and fayre Citie Yor by John Speed
£695.00 Approx $850.67, €767.96
 

Devonshire with Excester Described Rare edition by John Speed

Devonshire with Excester Described Rare edition by John Speed
£780.00 Approx $954.71, €861.88
 

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£850.00 Approx $1040.39, €939.23
 

Surrey by John Speed

Surrey by John Speed
£880.00 Approx $1077.11, €972.38
 

The Province of Connaugh (Connaught) by John Speed

The Province of Connaugh (Connaught) by John Speed
£950.00 Approx $1162.79, €1049.72
 

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£950.00 Approx $1162.79, €1049.72
 

Oxfordshire by John Speed

Oxfordshire by John Speed
£1,100.00 Approx $1346.39, €1215.47
 

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed
£1,100.00 Approx $1346.39, €1215.47
 

A New Mape of Ye XV11 Provinces of Low Germanie mended a by John Speed

A New Mape of Ye XV11 Provinces of Low Germanie mended a by John Speed
£1,200.00 Approx $1468.79, €1325.97