SPEED, John (c. 1552-1629)
A Map of Virginia and Maryland
London: Thomas Basset & Richard Chiswell, . Copper-engraved map. Image area: 15 1/4 x 20 inches. Very good. Matted.
The first state of Speed's early map of Virginia.
As noted by Burden, this was the first map to incorporate information from Augustine Hermann's Virginia and Maryland As it is Planted and Inhabited this present Year 1670, a landmark map of the region. While the general outlines of the map are taken from John Smith's map of 1612, much of the toponomy derives from Hermann, as well as the representation of Delaware Bay, which did not appear on Smith's map, and a more accurate depiction of the northeastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. With very interesting text on the verso condensed from John Ogilby's America, published in 1671.