Speed's map of the Isle of Man
By SPEED, John , 1627

The Isle of Man exactly described and into several parishes divided, with every town, village, baye creke and river therein conteyned.

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 500mm. (15 by 19.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11783


A beautifully coloured map of the Isle of Man.

John Speed (1552-1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His ‘Theatre of Great Britain’ was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published. His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble.


  1. Chubb XXV.