|Checklist of Hampshire Maps|
|Map, Hantshire, ie Hampshire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611, using surveys by Norden and Saxton, engraved by Jacob Hondius, Amsterdam, Netherlands; published 1611-1770.|
Published in 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: Presenting An Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Iles adioyning: With The Shires, Hundreds, Cities and Shire-townes, within ye Kingdome of England, divided and described By John Speed. Imprinted at London. Anno, Cum Privilegio, 1611. And are to be solde by John Sudbury & Georg Humble, in Popes-head alley at ye signe of ye white Horse.'
|The 1611 map is said to derive from Norden's map, about which Speed is honest and open; the map has an inset plan of Winchester by Speed himself, and coats of arms of Cliton a Saxon, Saer Quincy, Hugh Spencer, Lodowick Bruget, Earls of Winchester, and William Paulet Marques of Winchester, and Bogo or Beavous, William Fitz William, Thomas Wriothesley, Earls of Southampton, also the arms of Winchester and the royal arms; the text on the back of the map is abridged from Camden's Britannia.|
|The 1611 atlas has a pictorial title page, and 6 leaves of text including a dedication, contents and Speed's preface 'To the Well-affected and favourable Reader'; it is the earliest published atlas of the British Isles, the town plans are the first comprehensive collection of such; its size 9 1/2 x 15 ins.|
|Early proof copies of Speed's map exist without the engraver's name and with Bogo's shield bare, plain on the reverse, perhaps 1605-10.|
Published in an edition of the atlas printed 1614.
Published, presumably for sale abroad, in a Latin edition 'Theatrum Imperii Magnae Britanniae: Exactam Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae et Insularum adiacentium Geographia ob oculos ponens uno cum Comitatibus, Centurijs, Urbibus et primarijs Comitatum oppidis, intra Regnum Angliae, divisis et descriptis. Opus, Nuper quidem a Johanne Spedo cive Londinensi, Anglice conscriptum: Nunc vero, a Philemone Hollando, apud Coventrianos Medicinae Doctore Latinitate donatum. Imprinted at London Anno Cum Privilegio 1616 And are to be solde by John Sudbury & Georg Humble in Popes-head alley at ye signe of ye white Horse. 1616.'
Published in 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine ... by John Speed ... 1627. Are to be sold by George Humble at the Whit horse in Popes-head Alley.'
|The Hampshire map has 'Regnum' added; it should be in Sussex not Hampshire.|
Published in an edition, after Speed's death in 1631, by George Humble, 1632.
|The 1632 edition of the atlas includes a portrait of John Speed engraved by Savery.|
|From this time the map is included in many editions without much change except wear.|
|The map was published in the 1637 edition of William Camden's Britannia.|
Published in editions by William Humble, 1646, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1654.
Published in 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine ... by John Speed. Imprinted at London ... 1650. Are to be sold by Roger Rea the Elder, and Younger, at the Golden Crosse in Cornhill agat: ye Exchange, ...' 1665.
|The text of the 1665 edition is reset in smaller type; the map is the same except that Rea's imprint is substituted for Sudbury and Humble's.|
Published in 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. ... As also A Prospect of the most famous Parts of the World. By John Speed. With many Additions never before Extant. London. Printed for Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, 1676.'; and noting '... The Principal Roads ... with their computed distances. In a new and accurate method. The Market Towns wanting in the former Impressions. A Continuation of all the Battels fought ... The Arms of all the Dukes and Earls ... to the Last Creation. ... London; Printed for Thomas Basset at the George in Fleet Street, and Richard Chiswel, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, MDCLXXVI.' 1676.
|The title and text pages, and the text on the reverse of the maps of the 1676 edition are much modified, see Chubb.|
|In this edition the imprint on the maps is for Bassett and Chiswell; the maps are corrected as described.|
|The maps without text were offered by Bassett and Chiswel in 1676, perhaps before their complete atlas was ready; 'Particular maps of ... any Shire and County in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, will be sold by themselves, without the Description, to such as desire them, each Map, 6d.'|
|Speed's plates were later in possession of:- Christopher Browne, about 1690; John Overton, d1713; his son Henry Overton, d.1751; and the latter's nephew Henry; C Dicey and Co, about 1770.|
|The Hampshire map by Speed does not appear in the collection of Speed's maps published by John Seller, 1680.|
Published in another series 'A Catalogue of a Set of Maps of the several Counties of England and Wales with the Islands thereto belonging, each Map is printed on a sheet of good Royal Paper ... Printed and sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London. Sold either in compleat sets or singly.' 1710.
|The 1710 map has Overton's imprint?|
Published with alterations from 1713, see Speed 1713.
|example:-||map -- HMCMS:FA2002.30|
|map feature:-||not coloured & title cartouche & strapwork cartouche & labelled borders (in English) & up is N & scale line & coat of arms & inset map (town plans) & sea moire effect & sea monsters & ships & coast shaded & sandbanks & coastal defence & castles & rivers & bridges & relief & hillocks & mills & windmills & beacons & woods & forests & parks & county & settlements|
|inscription:-||printed -- title cartouche, upper right WIGHT / ISLAND|
|inscription:-||printed -- Described by Wiliam White Gent. Augmented and published by John / Speed Citizen of London. And are to be solde in Popes head alley / against the Exchange by John Sudbury and G. Humbell Cum Privelegio.|
|scale line:-||7 miles = 134.6 mm|
|map type:-||HantsMap -- Speed 1611|
|dimension:-||wxh, plate = 517x389mm|
|wxh, map = 512x384mm|
|scale = 1 to 84000 ? (1 to 83695 from scale line wrongly assuming statute mile)|
|map type tabulation|
|reference:-||Speed, John: 1611 & 1614 & 1627=1631 & 1650=1662: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: (London)|
|Speed, John: 1616: Theatrum Imperii Magnae Britanniae: (London)|
|Speed, John: 1627: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, The: Humble, George (London)|
|Speed, John: 1646: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, The: Humble, William (London)|
|Speed, John: 1665: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, The: Rea, Roger (London)|
|Speed, John: 1676: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, The: Bassett, Thomas & Chiswell, Richard (London)|
|Hodges, C W: 1949: John Speed's Theatre, Some Reflections on the Style of the Elizabethan Playhouse: Theatre Notebook: 3: pp.28-31|
|Skelton, R A: 1952: Tudor Town Plans in John Speed's Theatre: Archaeological J: 108: pp.109-20|
|Arlott, J (ed): 1953: John Speed's England (facsimile): (London)|
|related map type -- Blome 1681|
|map type Speed 1611 -- menu of resources|
|maps:-||HMCMS Map Collection (scanned item in bold)|
|HMCMS:FA1990.11 -- map|
|HMCMS:FA2001.12 -- map|
|HMCMS:FA2002.30 -- map|
|HMCMS:FA2002.31 -- map|
|HMCMS:KD1996.16 -- map|
|HMCMS:WOC4459 -- map|
|private collection (8) -- map|