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Speed's map of Denbighshire

Title
Denbighshire
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes head Alley against the exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
375 by 510mm. (14.75 by 20 inches).
Price
£400
Reference
11789

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Denbighshire, with an inset map of Denbigh.

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.