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 $240.72, €204.92
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed
£180.00 Approx $247.59, €210.77
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£200.00 Approx $275.1, €234.19
 

Leicester by John Speed

Leicester by John Speed
£250.00 Approx $343.88, €292.74
 

Merionethshire by John Speed

Merionethshire by John Speed
£250.00 Approx $343.88, €292.74
 

Breknoke by John Speed

Breknoke by John Speed
£265.00 Approx $364.51, €310.3
 

Worcestershire Described by John Speed

Worcestershire Described by John Speed
£285.00 Approx $392.02, €333.72
 

Worcestershire by John Speed

Worcestershire by John Speed
£295.00 Approx $405.78, €345.43
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£295.00 Approx $405.78, €345.43
 

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed
£325.00 Approx $447.04, €380.56
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£325.00 Approx $447.04, €380.56
 

Worcestershire By John Speed

Worcestershire By John Speed
£325.00 Approx $447.04, €380.56
 

Barkshire Described by John Speed

Barkshire Described by John Speed
£325.00 Approx $447.04, €380.56
 

The Countie of Radnor described FIRST EDITION by John Speed

The Countie of Radnor described FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£345.00 Approx $474.55, €403.98
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£345.00 Approx $474.55, €403.98
 

Stafford by John Speed

Stafford by John Speed
£350.00 Approx $481.43, €409.84
 

Essex by John Speed

Essex by John Speed
£350.00 Approx $481.43, €409.84
 

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed
£350.00 Approx $481.43, €409.84
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£375.00 Approx $515.82, €439.11
 

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed
£375.00 Approx $515.82, €439.11
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed
£385.00 Approx $529.57, €450.82
 

Stafford. FIRST EDITION. by John Speed

Stafford.  FIRST EDITION. by John Speed
£385.00 Approx $529.57, €450.82
 

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 $584.59, €497.66
 

Northamton Shire by John Speed

Northamton Shire by John Speed
£455.00 Approx $625.86, €532.79
 

Wight Island by John Speed

Wight Island by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21
 

Caernarvon Both Shyre and Shire-Towne with the Ancient Citie Bangor de

Caernarvon Both Shyre and Shire-Towne with the Ancient Citie Bangor de
£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed
£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21
 

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed
£495.00 Approx $680.88, €579.63
 

Essex by John Speed

Essex by John Speed
£525.00 Approx $722.15, €614.75
 

(Gloucestershire) Glocestershire by John Speed

(Gloucestershire) Glocestershire by John Speed
£525.00 Approx $722.15, €614.75
 

The North and East Ridins (Ridings) of Yorkshire by John Speed

The North and East Ridins (Ridings) of Yorkshire by John Speed
£550.00 Approx $756.53, €644.03
 

Worcestershire by John Speed. First Edition

Worcestershire by John Speed. First Edition
£550.00 Approx $756.53, €644.03
 

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed
£575.00 Approx $790.92, €673.3
 

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed
£575.00 Approx $790.92, €673.3
 

Surrey by John Speed

Surrey by John Speed
£585.00 Approx $804.68, €685.01
 

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire)  by John Speed
£600.00 Approx $825.31, €702.58
 

Essex FIRST EDITION

Essex FIRST EDITION
£695.00 Approx $955.98, €813.82
 

Penbrokshyre (Pembrokeshire) 1st EDITION by John Speed

Penbrokshyre (Pembrokeshire) 1st EDITION by John Speed
£750.00 Approx $1031.64, €878.22
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£750.00 Approx $1031.64, €878.22
 

Wales by John Speed

Wales by John Speed
£775.00 Approx $1066.02, €907.49
 

Barkshire Described (Berkshire) by John Speed 1st ed

Barkshire Described (Berkshire) by John Speed 1st ed
£850.00 Approx $1169.19, €995.32
 

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION. by John Speed

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION. by John Speed
£850.00 Approx $1169.19, €995.32
 

Surrey by John Speed

Surrey by John Speed
£880.00 Approx $1210.45, €1030.44
 

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
£950.00 Approx $1306.74, €1112.41
 

Oxfordshire by John Speed

Oxfordshire by John Speed
£1,100.00 Approx $1513.07, €1288.06
 

Cambridgeshire by John Speed

Cambridgeshire by John Speed
£1,250.00 Approx $1719.39, €1463.7