Speed’s map of Glamorganshire

By SPEED, John, 1627 

Glamorganshyre with the sittuations of the cheife towne Cardyff and ancient Landaffe described

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 Humbell
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11790

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Glamorganshire, with inset maps of Cardiff and Llandaff.

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.