Speed's map of Montgomeryshire
- SPEED, John
- Described by Christopher Saxton, augmented and published by John Speed, and are to be sold in Popes head alley against the Exchange of London by John Sudbury and George Humbell,
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- 396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
A beautifully coloured map of the historic county of Montgomeryshire, with an inset map of Montgomery.
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.