¶ Speed — Prospect (1631) and Theatre (1632)

July 4, 2014

17th cent.

The following titles are bound together and were probably issued in a single volume (see ESTC):

[1] Speed, John. A prospect of the most famous parts of the world. London: printed by John Dawson for George Humble, 1631.

References: ESTC (S122258). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 400 (with three X’s next to it).

Digital version: EEBO.

[2] Speed, John. The theatre of the empire of Great Britaine. London: printed by John Dawson for George Humble, 1632 [misdated 1627].

Illustrated.

Reference: ESTC (S122267).

Digital version: EEBO.


Provenance: Nicolai von Bodeck. — Bodeck sale, Danzig, 5 December 1695. — Morris (purchased for £1 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1131 (sold to Leighton for £6 10s.). — Emery Walker. — Sotheby (London), 17 November 2015, lot 43 (estimate £70,000–£90,000). — Sotheby (London), 12 July 2016, lot 46 (estimate £60,000–£80,000). — Unlocated.

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Sotheby 1898:

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