Speed’s map of Munster

By SPEED, John, 1627 

The province of Mounster

British Isles Ireland
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performed by Iohn Speed, and are to be sould in Popes head Alley by I. Sudbury and Georg. Humble
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11813

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

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