John Speed Map of Virginia and Maryland
A Map of Virginia and Maryland by John Speed (engraved by Francis Lamb) 1676
This map gives a detailed view of the mid-Atlantic region during King Philip’s War, the first Indian colonial war in the new world. This map contains English text on the verso which gives an up-to-date description of the colonies. The map shows both the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and “Part of New Jarsy.” Following John Smith's general outline, Francis Lamb draws upon Augustine Herrman's landmark map for improved geography and English terminology. Notice that the boundary between Virginia and Maryland on the eastern shore is depicted with a double line of trees.
The Royal Arms of England and a large elegant title cartouche adorn the map.
The frame is antiqued black with an aged gold bead inner design, glazing is 99% UV filtering glass, and it is double matted with 100% museum grade cotton rag matting and backing. The final backing is archival grade coroplast.
Map measures 29.5” x 24”. Framed in Virginia.