Speed’s map of Montgomeryshire

By SPEED, John, 1627 
£500
£300

Montgomery

British Isles Wales
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Described by Christopher Saxton, augmented and published by John Speed, and are to be sold in Popes head alley against the Exchange of London by John Sudbury and George Humbell
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11793

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of the historic county of Montgomeryshire, with an inset map of Montgomery.

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.