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CANTIUM Vernacule KENT

In 1645, Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) successfully published an atlas of England. Blaeu based this atlas on the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine published by his English colleague John Speed (1552-1629) in 1611. Infected by this success, Blaeus neighbour, Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664), copied the complete atlas. Janssonius published this pirate issue in 1646. This map of Kent has been taken fro…