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Speed's map of Munster

Title
The province of Mounster
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes-head Alley against the exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George 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.