Speed's map of Brecknockshire
- Breknoke both shyre and towne described.
- SPEED, John
- Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes head alley against the Exchange by I Sudbury and George Humbell,
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- 385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
A beautifully coloured map of the historic county of Brecknockshire, with an inset map of the city of Brecon.
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.