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Speed's map of Carmarthenshire

Title
Caermarden Both Shyre and Towne described
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speede And are to be sold in Popes head alley against the exchange by John Sudbury and George Humble,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£500
Reference
11788

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Carmarthenshire, with an inset map of Carmarthen.

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.