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Speed's map of Leinster

Title
The countie of Leinster with the citie Dublin described
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speed, and are to be sold by John Sudbury and George Humble in Popes-head Alley against the Exchange,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£1,000
Reference
11812
  • Description

    Engraved map with hand colouring.

  • Notes

    A map of Leinster, with an inset map of Dublin.

    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.

  • Bibliography

    Chubb XXV.