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S.SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH & GLASGOW Van Den Keere, Miniature Speed antique map c1650

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THE SOUTH PT OF SCOTLAD

Wherin are contayned Edinbrough St.Andrew and Glasco Archbisho..

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

A copper engraved county map of Southern Scotland with title and scale of Scottish miles displayed in a strapwork cartouche.

Coverage includes Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrew's as the title suggests.

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

The lower margin has been reinstated to facilitate mounting/matting for framing. Damage to the lower border area has also been reinforced verso.

Faint bleed-through of the unrelated English text verso as commonly seen. The imperfections are amply reflected in the low price.

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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