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Speed's maps are strikingly beautiful, and this reproduction is excellent. There's the usual problem of maps appearing on double-page spreads (you can't see the places down the spine of the book very easily), but that's to be expected. Incredibly cheap, and a joy just to hold, let alone own.
John Speed began studying Indian history, art, and religion while still in high school. For more than thirty years, his explorations deepened as he became absorbed in tales of the fall of the Mogul Empire and of the rise of the rebel prince Shivaji. During his many visits to India, he has stood on crumbling battlements, crawled through lightless caves, bathed in sacred rivers, wandered through for ...moreMore about John Speed...