The theatre of the empire of Great-Britain,
presenting an exact geography of the kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the isles adjoyning: as also the shires, hundreds, cities and shire-towns within the kingdom of England and principality of Wales; with a chronology of the civil-wars in England, Wales and Ireland. Together with a prospect of the most famous parts of the world, viz. Asia, Africa, Europe, America. With these empires and kingdoms therein contained; viz. Grecia, Roman-Empire, Germany, Bohemia, France, Belgia, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Persia, Turkish-Empire, Kingdom of China. Tartaria, Summer-Islands. By John Speed. In this new edition are added; in the theatre of Great-Britain, the principal roads, and their branches leading to the cities and chief towns in England and Wales; with their computed distances. In a new and accurate method. ... In the prospect of the world. The Empire of the Great Mogul, with the rest of the East-Indies. Palestine, ... Empire of Russia.
|Main Creator:||Speed, John, 1552?-1629.|
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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. 
NLI copy lacks t.p. and maps of Ireland.
With all maps printed on the inner forme of the register, and text printed on the outer forme.
Title page in red and black.
With additional engraved title page (plate) signed: R: White sculp.
"The second book: containing the principality of Wales." has separate dated title page on leaf 3F1r; pagination and register are continuous.
"A brief description of the civil wars, and battails fought in England, Wales, and Ireland." (caption title) has separate pagination (5-6, [1 map], 5-8 p. sequence) and register (3*-3*2²).
"The third book: containing a general view of the kingdom of Scotland." and "The fourth book: containing the kingdom of Ireland." each have separate dated title page; pagination and register continuous from "The second book".
"A prospect of the most famous parts of the world," has separate dated title page, pagination and register.
Physical description: , 94, [47 maps], , 97-126, [14 maps], 5-6, [1 map], 5-8, , 129-132, [1 map], , 135-146, [5 maps], , 56, [28 maps],  p.,  leaves of plates : ill., coats of arms, tables ; 2o.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), S4886
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