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Speed's map of Cumbria

Title
Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiquities therein found observed.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by Iohn Speed, and are to be sould in Popes head Alley by I. Sudbury and Georg. Humble,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£800
Reference
11762

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Cumberland, now Cumbria.

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.