- Date: 1611 (1710).
- Condition: A
- Colour: Original outline.
- Size: 380mm x 510mm
From: ' The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. Published by Henry Overton, c.1710.
John Speed is synonymous with early county maps of Great Britain. He built upon the earlier work of Saxton and Norden and others to create maps that are recognised for the beauty of their engraving and their elaborate ornamentation. The fact that Speed's maps were reprinted so many times between 1611 and c. 1770 is testament to their quality and popularity.
A map of Dorsetshire that is hand coloured in outline and with a strapwork title cartouche and an inset plan of Dorchester.