Mape of Hungari newly augmented by Iohn Speede, The
|Title||Mape of Hungari newly augmented by Iohn Speede, The |
|Alternative Title||The Mape of Hungari newly augmented by Iohn Speede |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G6500_1626_S63.html |
|Cartographer||Speed, John, 1552?-1629|
|Century Published||17th century|
|Publication Date||1626 |
|Publisher||Humble, George, d. 1640|
|Original Source||"Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World." Speed, John. London: George Humbell, 1627. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in lower left corner in cartouche:
"The Mape of Hungari newly augmented by Iohn Speede Ano Dom : 1626. Are to be sold in Pops-head alley by George Humble. Anno. 1626."
Printed at bottom in center:
"Sculptum apud Abrhamum Goos."
Printed in lower right corner is a scale for "The common Hungarian miles."
Printed in top border are four insets illustrating the following towns: Presburch, Ofen, Comorra and Raab.
Printed in left and right borders are 8 figures from Holland in typical costume including a senator, a senator's wife, a gentleman, a gentlewoman, a citizen, a citizen's wife, a countryman and a country woman.
Printed on verso is a description of Hungary's geography, its regions and customs on pages 27 and 28:
"The Description of the Kingdome of Hungary. It is not without example of good authoritie, if I take into this Description, not only that part which is now more peculiarly knowne by the name of Hungarie…."
Shows Hungary and borders with Moravia, Austria, Bosnia and Transylvania. Shows major and minor rivers and bodies of water, mountains, forests and pictorial cities including Lake Balton and the Danube River.
Scale: c.a. 1:1, 315, 000.
|Contextual Notes||John Speed (1552-1629) was an English historian, cartographer and tailor. His most famous work was "County Maps of England Wales" which he began in 1603 and published as "Theatre of Empire Great Britain" (1611, 1614, 1627, 1632, 1646, 1650-62, 1676). He was also the first Englishman to produce a world atlas, titled "A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World" (1627) (Tooley, 591; Moreland and Bannister, 148-150).|
This map was included in "A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World" published in 1627 by George Humble and engraved by Amsterdam engraver, Abraham Goos (fl. 1614-1643).(
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Hungary--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP134 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G6500 1626 S63 |
|Physical Description||34 x 43 cm. |
|Condition||Has binder's guard. Tape paper repair in upper right and left corners. Some foxing evident on verso. Written in pencil in lower right corner on verso: "2/7." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |