London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
SPEED, John (1552-1629). Midle-Sex described with the most famous Cities of London and Westminster. [London:] George Humble, [1623 or later]. Hand-coloured engraved map, inset plans of Westminster and the City of London, inset views of Saint Peters [Westminster Abbey] and the old Saint Pauls (some wear and creasing at centrefold, a few repaired tears without loss, a few spots), 380 x 505mm. Framed and glazed.
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