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Speed's map of Montgomeryshire

Title
Montgomery
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
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,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
Price
£500
Reference
11793

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

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.

Bibliography

Chubb XXV.