Speed's map of Connaught
- [Connaught] The Province of Connaugh with the citie of Galwaye described.
- SPEED, John
- Performet by John Speed and are to be sold in Popes Head Alley against the Exchange by John Sudbury and George Humble,
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- 396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
A map of Connaught, with an inset map of Galway.
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.