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ORKNEY Is. CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND, Van Den Keere, Miniature Speed antique map c1650

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CATHANES and ORKNAY INS.

by Pieter Van den Keere

From "England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described by John Speed and abridged

with ye historie relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger volume done by John Speed"

Published London circa 1650

An original antique copper engraved map of Caithness and the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

The title and scale of Scottish miles are displayed in a strapwork cartouche. North is orientated to the right.

A crisp dark impression on hand laid paper, enhanced with attractive later hand colouring.

Fraying to the lower margin has been reinforced verso and two tiny edge tears have also been repaired. (not affecting map area)

Faint bleed-through of the unrelated English text verso as commonly seen and an isolated faint patch of browning is also present.

An interesting example of the so called "Miniature Speeds" from a pocket edition of Speed's atlas.

The name is misleading as the maps were actually by Pieter Van Den Keere, although the text was by Speed.

Approx. 5" x 3.5" (120mm x 85mm) map area only with margins beyond.

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Pieter Van den Keere (c1570- 1646)

Also known as Peter Keere or Petrus Kaerius, he was a Dutchman who took up residence in London in 1584.

Already well connected with the cartographic world, (his sister was married to Jodocus Hondius),

he became a prominent engraver for many leading cartographers of his day as well as producing atlases and maps in his own right.

The miniature Speeds were originally published by George Humble who also published the Speed atlas, hence his access to the famous (and highly marketable) name.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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