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Speed's map of Westmorland

Title
The county Westmorland and Kendale the chief towne described with the armes of such nobles as have bene earles of either of them.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed Iohn Speede and are to be sold by George Humble in Popes head alley against the Exchange,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£700
Reference
11775

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of Westmorland, with an inset map of Kendall and a description of the marriage of Saint Margaret of Scotland and Malcolm III.

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.