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Description:This original hand coloured antique 1st edition map of the English county of Cambridgeshire was engraved in 1610 - dated -and was published by John Sudbury & George Humble in the 1612 1st edition of John Speeds famous atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.The map has some loss mainly along the borders and a few small areas below both sets of figures. Map has been mounted onto an original index page fro m Speeds atlas.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pinkGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 20 1/2in x 15in (510mm x 380mm)Plate size: - 20 1/2in x 15in (510mm x 380mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Map cropped to and into bordersPlate area: - Small loss below both sets of figures at the bottom of the mapVerso: - Backed onto original Speed index double page
Background: Strong reference is made to Cambridges famous and renowned university with the (twenty five) armourials of the colleges and four scholarly figures. The birds eye view plan of Cambridge city is based on the one done by John Hammond in 1592.