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The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham

John Speed (1551/2 - 1629)

Coloured engraving

1611
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: England
    Place: Durham, Ministry of Justice
  • About the artist
    John Speed was an historian and cartographer from Farndon in Cheshire. He published the theological works ‘A direction to finde all those names expressed in that large table of genealogies of scripture, lately gathered’ (1595) and ‘A Clowd of Witnesses: and they the Holy Genealogies of the Sacred Scriptures’ (1616). He also produced an atlas titled ‘The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine’ (1610), which was the first attempt at an English atlas on a grand scale and the first atlas to include a set of county maps, consistently showing territorial divisions. By 1625 he had lost his sight. He died at the age of 77.
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    Subjects
    map (as Subject)
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, coloured engraving
  • Details
    Title
    The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham
    Date
    1611
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, January 1973
    GAC number
    9850