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
£148.75 £175.00 Approx $194.44, €175
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£165.75 £195.00 Approx $216.67, €195
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£170.00 £200.00 Approx $222.22, €200
 

Leicester by John Speed

Leicester by John Speed
£212.50 £250.00 Approx $277.78, €250
 

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed

The Countie of Radnor described by John Speed
£221.00 £260.00 Approx $288.89, €260
 

Merionethshire by John Speed

Merionethshire by John Speed
£242.25 £285.00 Approx $316.67, €285
 

Worcestershire by John Speed

Worcestershire by John Speed
£250.75 £295.00 Approx $327.78, €295
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£250.75 £295.00 Approx $327.78, €295
 

Hereford-shire (Herefordshire) by John Speed

Hereford-shire  (Herefordshire) by John Speed
£255.00 £300.00 Approx $333.33, €300
 

Worcestershire Described by John Speed

Worcestershire Described by John Speed
£255.00 £300.00 Approx $333.33, €300
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£310.25 £365.00 Approx $405.56, €365
 

Worcestershire By John Speed

Worcestershire By John Speed
£276.25 £325.00 Approx $361.11, €325
 

Essex by John Speed

Essex by John Speed
£297.50 £350.00 Approx $388.89, €350
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey by John Speed
£306.00 £360.00 Approx $400, €360
 

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed

The West Riding of Yorkeshyre By John Speed
£318.75 £375.00 Approx $416.67, €375
 

Barkshire Described by John Speed

Barkshire Described by John Speed
£318.75 £375.00 Approx $416.67, €375
 

Caermarden FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Caermarden FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£318.75 £375.00 Approx $416.67, €375
 

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed

Breknoke (Breconshire) by John Speed
£318.75 £375.00 Approx $416.67, €375
 

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed

Holy Island; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey byJohn Speed
£327.25 £385.00 Approx $427.78, €385
 

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed

The Countie of Nottingham by John Speed
£327.25 £385.00 Approx $427.78, €385
 

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham by John Speed
£335.75 £395.00 Approx $438.89, €395
 

Caermarden by John Speed

Caermarden by John Speed
£340.00 £400.00 Approx $444.44, €400
 

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed

The Counti of Warwick (Warwickshire) by John Speed
£340.00 £400.00 Approx $444.44, €400
 

Leicester FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Leicester FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£361.25 £425.00 Approx $472.22, €425
 

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

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described  FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£361.25 £425.00 Approx $472.22, €425
 

Stafford by John Speed

Stafford by John Speed
£361.25 £425.00 Approx $472.22, €425
 

Shropshire by John Speed

Shropshire by John Speed
£403.75 £475.00 Approx $527.78, €475
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£403.75 £475.00 Approx $527.78, €475
 

Cardiganshyre by John Speed

Cardiganshyre by John Speed
£403.75 £475.00 Approx $527.78, €475
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ by John Speed
£403.75 £475.00 Approx $527.78, €475
 

Suffolke (Suffolk) by John Speed

Suffolke (Suffolk) by John Speed
£412.25 £485.00 Approx $538.89, €485
 

Northamton Shire by John Speed

Northamton Shire by John Speed
£412.25 £485.00 Approx $538.89, €485
 

The Province of Mounster by John Speed

The Province of Mounster by John Speed
£488.75 £575.00 Approx $638.89, €575
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) by John Speed
£420.75 £495.00 Approx $550, €495
 

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed

Wilshire (Wiltshire) by John Speed
£420.75 £495.00 Approx $550, €495
 

Wight Island by John Speed

Wight Island by John Speed
£446.25 £525.00 Approx $583.33, €525
 

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

Caernarvon Both Shyre and Shire-Towne with the Ancient Citie Bangor de
£446.25 £525.00 Approx $583.33, €525
 

Penbrokeshyre (Pembrokeshire) by John Speed

Penbrokeshyre (Pembrokeshire) by John Speed
£467.50 £550.00 Approx $611.11, €550
 

Worcestershire FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Worcestershire FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£467.50 £550.00 Approx $611.11, €550
 

Essex by John Speed

Essex by John Speed
£497.25 £585.00 Approx $650, €585
 

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

The North and East Ridins (Ridings) of Yorkshire by John Speed
£531.25 £625.00 Approx $694.44, €625
 

Oxfordshire by John Speed

Oxfordshire by John Speed
£552.50 £650.00 Approx $722.22, €650
 

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed

The Countye Palatine of Chester by John Speed
£573.75 £675.00 Approx $750, €675
 

Dorsetshyre (Dorset) by John Speed

Dorsetshyre (Dorset) by John Speed
£578.00 £680.00 Approx $755.56, €680
 

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ. 1st ed by John Speed

Buckingham, Both Shyre and Shiretowne describ. 1st ed by John Speed
£582.25 £685.00 Approx $761.11, €685
 

Hartford Shire (Hertfordshire) Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Hartford Shire (Hertfordshire) Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£590.75 £695.00 Approx $772.22, €695
 

Essex FIRST EDITION

Essex FIRST EDITION
£590.75 £695.00 Approx $772.22, €695
 

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
£590.75 £695.00 Approx $772.22, €695
 

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed

Northumberland FIRST EDITION By John Speed
£590.75 £695.00 Approx $772.22, €695
 

Kent by John Speed

Kent by John Speed
£637.50 £750.00 Approx $833.33, €750
 

Wales by John Speed

Wales by John Speed
£658.75 £775.00 Approx $861.11, €775
 

Surrey by John Speed

Surrey by John Speed
£748.00 £880.00 Approx $977.78, €880
 

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Barkshire Described. FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£807.50 £950.00 Approx $1055.56, €950
 

The Province of Connaugh (Connaught) by John Speed

The Province of Connaugh (Connaught) by John Speed
£807.50 £950.00 Approx $1055.56, €950
 

Sussex by John Speed

Sussex by John Speed
£807.50 £950.00 Approx $1055.56, €950
 

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed

Glamorgan shire (Glamorganshire) FIRST EDITION by John Speed
£807.50 £950.00 Approx $1055.56, €950
 

Oxfordshire by John Speed

Oxfordshire by John Speed
£935.00 £1,100.00 Approx $1222.22, €1100
 

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed

Hantshire (Hampshire)described and devided by John Speed
£935.00 £1,100.00 Approx $1222.22, €1100
 

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
£1,020.00 £1,200.00 Approx $1333.33, €1200
 

Cambridgeshire by John Speed

Cambridgeshire by John Speed
£1,062.50 £1,250.00 Approx $1388.89, €1250