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 $221.52, €204.2
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£200.00 Approx $253.16, €233.37
 

Leicester by John Speed

Leicester by John Speed
£250.00 Approx $316.46, €291.72
 

Merionethshire by John Speed

Merionethshire by John Speed
£250.00 Approx $316.46, €291.72
 

Leicester by John Speed

Leicester by John Speed
£250.00 Approx $316.46, €291.72
 

Hartfordshire Described by John Speed

Hartfordshire Described by John Speed
£265.00 Approx $335.44, €309.22
 

Montgomery Shire (Montgomeryshire) by John Speed

Montgomery Shire (Montgomeryshire) by John Speed
£275.00 Approx $348.1, €320.89
 

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed
£285.00 Approx $360.76, €332.56
 

Stafford Countie........ by John Speed

Stafford Countie........ by John Speed
£295.00 Approx $373.42, €344.22
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ.by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ.by John Speed
£295.00 0 Approx $373.42, €344.22
 

Northampton Shire (Northamptonshire) by John Speed

Northampton Shire (Northamptonshire) by John Speed
£300.00 Approx $379.75, €350.06
 

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed 1st ed

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed 1st ed
£300.00 Approx $379.75, €350.06
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£325.00 Approx $411.39, €379.23
 

Worcestershire By John Speed

Worcestershire By John Speed
£325.00 Approx $411.39, €379.23
 

Leicester by John Speed

Leicester by John Speed
£325.00 Approx $411.39, €379.23
 

Stafford Countie and Towne by John Speed 1614 2nd ed

Stafford Countie and Towne by John Speed 1614 2nd ed
£325.00 Approx $411.39, €379.23
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£375.00 Approx $474.68, €437.57
 

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed
£375.00 Approx $474.68, €437.57
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed
£385.00 Approx $487.34, €449.24
 

Stafford Countie and Towne by John Speed

Stafford Countie and Towne by John Speed
£385.00 Approx $487.34, €449.24
 

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by Speed John

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire)  by Speed John
£395.00 Approx $500, €460.91
 

Caernarvon Both Shyre and shire-towne by John Speed

Caernarvon Both Shyre and shire-towne by John Speed
£425.00 Approx $537.97, €495.92
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed
£450.00 Approx $569.62, €525.09
 

Northumberland FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Northumberland FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£450.00 Approx $569.62, €525.09
 

Northamton Shire (Northamptonshrie) by John Speed

Northamton Shire (Northamptonshrie)  by John Speed
£455.00 Approx $575.95, €530.92
 

Shropshire Described by John Speed

Shropshire Described by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $601.27, €554.26
 

Glocestershire (Gloucestershire) by John Speed

Glocestershire (Gloucestershire) by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $601.27, €554.26
 

Essex divided into Hundreds by John Speed

Essex divided into Hundreds by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $601.27, €554.26
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $601.27, €554.26
 

Northampton Shire (Northamptonshire) by John Speed

Northampton Shire (Northamptonshire) by John Speed
£485.00 Approx $613.92, €565.93
 

Anglesey by John Speed FIRST EDITION

Anglesey by John Speed FIRST EDITION
£525.00 Approx $664.56, €612.6
 

Worcestershire by John Speed. First Edition

Worcestershire by John Speed. First Edition
£550.00 Approx $696.2, €641.77
 

Worcestershire FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Worcestershire FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£565.00 Approx $715.19, €659.28
 

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed
£575.00 Approx $727.85, €670.95
 

Wilshire (Wiltshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Wilshire (Wiltshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£585.00 Approx $740.51, €682.61
 

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire)  by John Speed
£600.00 Approx $759.49, €700.12
 

The Countye Palatine of Chester (Cheshire) by John Speed

The Countye Palatine of Chester (Cheshire) by John Speed
£650.00 Approx $822.78, €758.46
 

Darbieshire described (Derbyshire) by John Speed

Darbieshire described (Derbyshire) by John Speed
£650.00 Approx $822.78, €758.46
 

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed
£685.00 Approx $867.09, €799.3
 

The Isle of Man by John Speed

The Isle of Man by John Speed
£700.00 Approx $886.08, €816.8
 

Spaine Newly described by John Speed

Spaine Newly described by John Speed
£875.00 Approx $1107.59, €1021
 

Cambridgeshire described by John Speed 1611 1st ed

Cambridgeshire described by John Speed 1611 1st ed
£1,200.00 Approx $1518.99, €1400.23
 

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed
£1,200.00 Approx $1518.99, €1400.23
 

Wales FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Wales FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£1,400.00 Approx $1772.15, €1633.61
 

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster FIRST EDITION

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster FIRST EDITION
£1,800.00 Approx $2278.48, €2100.35
 

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described...By John Speed

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described...By John Speed
£1,800.00 Approx $2278.48, €2100.35