John Speed (British, 1552-1629), "Huntington, both Shire and Shire Town with the ancient citie Ely Described," hand colored, double engraved-page map originally created by noted cartographer, John Speed for his historic atlas text, "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" in 1611-1612 and engraved by Jodocus Hondius (Belgian/Netherlandish, 1563-1612). Map depicting two male figures flanking oblong title medallion at top above rendering of the ancient city below with notable geographical designations for locations. Upper left and right corners with inset town plans of Huntington and Ely (originally surveyed by Speed) open books with text on the history of these areas, left side with nine Earls coat of arms, lower side with coat of arms for the Untied Kingdom with above Latin "DIEVE ET MON DROIT" (translated: God and my Right). Lower right corner with "THE SCALE OF MILES" above "Jodocus Hondius Celavit Anno Domini 1662." Verso of work with text in English from Book 1, page 57 and 58 on focused Huntingtonshire, lower right with "An Alphabetical Table of all the Towns, Rivers and memorable places mentioned in Huntington-shire."
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