SOLD The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne Described
- Date: 1611
- Condition: A
- Colour: Original.
- Size: approx. 380mm x 510mm.
From: ' The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. Published by George Humble.
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 hand coloured map with an ornamental strapwork title, royal arms and armorials and an inset plan of Kendal. The margins have been refurbished, but the map is in good condition with very bright colours.