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Speed's map of Connaught

Title
The Province of Connaugh with the citie of Galwaye described.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performet by John Speed 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
396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
Price
£1,000
Reference
11811

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

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.

Bibliography

Chubb XXV.