Speed’s map of Pembrokeshire

By SPEED, John, 1627 

Penbrokshyre described and the sittuations both of Penbroke and St Davids shewed in due form as they were taken by John Speed

British Isles Wales
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performed by John Speede And so are to be solde in Popes head alley by John Sudbury and George Humbell
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11794

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of the county of Pembrokeshire, with inset maps of Pembroke and St David’s.

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.