Speed, John (mapmaker).
Middlesex, England. Penguin Books Ltd., 1951.
Hardbound book with dust jacket from the renowned decorative series, 32 pages of text followed by 40 color illustrations taken from John Speed's pocket atlas of 1627. 7 1/4 x 5 inches, color pictorial paper-covered boards with color pictorial dust-jacket. Light soiling to covers, 3/4 inch tear with paper loss to back cover; overall very good condition. "King Penguin Books was a series of pocket-sized monographs published by Penguin Books between 1939 and 1959. They were in imitation of the Insel-Bücherei series published in Germany by Insel Verlag from 1912 onwards, and were pioneer volumes for Penguins in that they were their first volumes with hard covers and their first with colour printing." (Wikipedia). Item #55292