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Speed's map of Munster

Title
The province of Mounster
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by Iohn Speed, and are to be sould in Popes head Alley by I. Sudbury and Georg. Humble,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
Price
£1,000
Reference
11813

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A map of Munster, with inset maps of Cork and Limerick.

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.