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Speed's map of Brecknockshire

Title
Breknoke both shyre and towne described.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes head alley against the Exchange by I Sudbury and George Humbell,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
Price
£500
Reference
11785

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

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.

Bibliography

Chubb XXV.