Old Map of the World
Old Map of the World Detail from an old map of the World Old Eclipse Drawing

The World – an old map by John Speed


An Old Map of  the World  by John Speed

An illustratively rich and fascinating Old Map of the World detailing the hemispheres embellished with most unusual representations of the four elements of Water by a figure at the ocean side – Earth by Mother Earth, with fruit and animals – the earth’s bounty, Fire by Apollo and erupting volcanoes, and Aeros, the goddess of Air, with birds. There is an armillary ring style illustration showing ‘The Heavens and Elements’

Fascinating representations of Eclipses of the Sun and Moon adorn the base, whilst portraits of notable explorers including Sir Francis Drake, are placed around the outer circumferences of the spheres. Australia is absent and referenced The Southern Unknown Land. 

  • Authentically aged heavy textured paper  •  12 Colour printing technology  •  Guaranteed to pass or exceed museum quality standards  •  Bespoke framing service   •  Free UK Courier Delivery with tracking

Available in three sizes: Large: 24″ x 31″ (78.7 x 61cms)   Medium: 18″ x 24″ (45.5 x 61cms)  Small: 19.5″ x 14″ (49.5 x 35.5cms)

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