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Speed's map of Brecknockshire

Title
[Brecknockshire] 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.