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Speed's map of Anglesey

Title
Anglesey Antiently called Mona
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speed and are to be sold in Popes head alley by John Sudbury and George Humbell,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
Price
£600
Reference
11784

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Anglesey, with an inset map of Beaumaris.

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

Chubb XXV.