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SOLD Huntingdon both Shire and Shire Towne
Size: approx. 380mm x 510mm.
From: ' The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. Published by George Humbell, 1610 [or later].
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.
This map has early hand colouring with an ornamental title cartouche, inset plans of Huntingdon and Ely, royal arms and numered armorials.