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Speed's map of Wales

Title
Wales
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speed and are to be sold by John Sudbury and George Humble in Popes head alley,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
Price
£1,800
Reference
11806

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A map of Wales, with a border of city views.

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.