Devon COUNTY Exeter Replica Old Historic map John Speed c.1610 Hand Coloured

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Seller: old-maps (4,381) 100%, Location: LEICESTER, Ships to: GB, Item: 251812248548 DEVON This is a hand coloured, reproduction map of Devon, as it used to be around 1610. Along the left hand side of the map are the arms of "Families dignified with the title of Devonshire and Excester", and just above them are the Royal coat of arms. In the bottom right hand corner, a birds eye view of Exeter is depicted, with all it's streets, churches and important buildings portrayed in detail. Dartmoor is shown on the map, as well as all of Devon's villages, estates, rivers, woods and other major landmarks, making this the perfect gift for someone with a connection to the county. This map was in use before the advent of motor cars, railways, canals, and even before the English Civil War and the loss of Charles' head! John Speed was the most famous of all English map-makers. He published an atlas of the counties of Britain, entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", in 1611. His original maps are highly prized and fetch many hundreds of pounds when they come on the market. Measuring c. 21" x 16", this map has been reproduced onto quality cream vellum 220 gsm paper, and painstakingly hand coloured, with no other mechanical colouring involved. Every bit of colour on this map has been applied by hand with sable brushes using traditional watercolours and inks. THERE IS NO PRINTED COLOUR ON THIS MAP WHATSOEVER! In the past if you wanted a John Speed Map, you either had to pay hundreds, if not, thousands of pounds for a genuine one,- that is if you could find one. Or else you had to settle for cheap colour printed or black and white copies costing a few pounds. These printed copies quite often are treated to resemble 'parchment', although I am not sure why, because original John Speed maps are never ever printed on parchment! Well now there is another choice! Our maps are individually hand coloured, making each one unique and very desirable. As each map is an individual work of art in it's own right, each is unique and may differ slightly from the pictures shown below. Although not totally accurate from a cartography point of view, this map displays a charm and naivete that cannot be found in today's hi-tech world. Check out my other items Just click on the link. Please look in my shop for other fine examples of our Printed and unique hand coloured maps. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about these maps. For example if you would like to know if a place name is shown on a particular map. THIS MAP HAS BEEN 'DRYMOUNTED' ONTO QUALITY DOUBLE SIDED DISPLAY BOARD READY FOR FRAMING. It will be sent flat between boards. 'ROLLED', CLOSE FRAMED AND MOUNTED AND FRAMED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAP ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR EBAY SHOP .... PLEASE HAVE A LOOK! Postage and Packing is FREE within the UK. Please note we cannot send these drymounted maps overseas anymore. But we have a paper version which can be sent rolled in a mailing tube. Please have a look in my ebay shop for these: Mounted and framed maps are available in my eBay shop - PLEASE CLICK HERE! Here is a list of the other John Speed Maps that are available in my eBay shop: Great Britain and Ireland England Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cornwall Cumberland Derbyshire Devon Dorset Durham Essex Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Huntingdonshire Isle of Wight Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Middlesex Norfolk Northamptonshire Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Warwickshire Westmorland Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire - All Ridings Yorkshire - North & East Ridings Yorkshire - West Riding Wales Anglesey Brecknock Caernarvon Cardiganshire Carmarthenshire Denbighshire Flintshire Glamorgan Merioneth Monmouthshire Montgomeryshire Pembrokeshire Radnor Ireland Connaught Leinster Munster Ulster Scotland The Islands Isle of Man Invasions Heptarchy Asia Canaan China East India Persia Tartary Turkish Empire The Americas Bermuda Carolina Jamaica & Barbados New England & New York Virginia & Maryland Europe Bohemia Denmark France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Belgium & the Netherlands Poland Roman Empire Russia Spain Africa Whole World click here to see the whole range Condition: This is a new HAND COLOURED Replica faithfully reproduced from an 17th Century Original Map., Map Type: county, Condition: New HAND COLOURED Copy of 17c Original Map, County: Devon, Cartographer/Publisher: John Speed, Format: Sheet Map, Type: County Map, Antique/ Modern: Antique

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