The invasions of England and Ireland up to 1612

By SPEED, John, 1627 

The Invasions of England and Ireland with all their civill wars since the conquest.

British Isles Great Britain
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performed by John Speed and are to be solde in Popes head alley by George Humble
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Dimensions: 375 by 515mm. (14.75 by 20.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11913


A map of the United Kingdom noting every time the country has been invaded before the year of the map’s production.

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. 


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