The Iles of Hebrides w.th ther borderers.
[London, George Humble, c.1627.]
Engraved map. 90 x 125mm, 3½ x 5".
A miniature map of western Scotland, orientated with north to the right. Although it is commonly referred to as a 'miniature Speed', this map in fact pre-dates Speed's atlas, having been engraved in 1599 for a Dutch edition of Camden's 'Britannia'. Later the copper plates were sold to George Humble, the London publisher, who had the original Latin titles of the maps replaced with English ones, albeit rather crudely phrased, as this one, and plate numbers added. He published the miniature alongside the folio Speed atlases from 1627, forever linking the two. The engraver, Pieter van den Keere (1571-1646), had a long career: he was still engraving maps at 74, nearly fifty years after he engraved this map.
[Ref: 21772] £280.00