Speed’s map of Denbighshire

By SPEED, John, 1627 
£400
£240

Denbighshire

British Isles Wales
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes head Alley against the exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 375 by 510mm. (14.75 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11789

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Denbighshire, with an inset map of Denbigh.

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

  1. Chubb XXV.
    • Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.