SPEED, John. A Prospect of the Most Famous parts of the World. London: by John Legatt, for William Humble, 1646, engraved portrait of Speed by Solomon Savery (laid down, slightly soiled and spotted), printed title and 21 double-page maps engraved by Abraham Goos, Dirck Grÿp and Cornelis Dankerts with text on versos (map of the world with small tear in lower margin repaired; America with small stain; Europe with tear repaired; Germany, Spain and Poland with lower margins shaved). Bound with:
The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, presenting an exact geography of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland, Ireland and Iles adioyning...London: by John Legatt, for William Humble, 1627-1646. 4 parts, engraved architectural title, engraved armorial plate by Hondius dated 1614 on verso of list of Kingdoms, woodcut Royal arms in each part, printed titles to parts II-IV, woodcut arms of Speed at Xxx2v and 67 double-page maps, comprising 47 of England and the adjacent islands 14 of Wales, 1 of Scotland and 5 of Ireland, after Christopher Saxton, John Norden, William White, William Smith and Thomas Durham, engraved by Jodocus Hondius and others (Cumberland with small stains; a few splits at folds, some repaired).
2 works in one volume, 2° (415 x 290mm.), mounted on guards throughout (small dampstain affecting some upper margins). Full rose morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (spine faded), slipcase. Ownership autograph of Constance Cadbury, 1942.