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JOHN SPEED (1551-1629)
Wales, engraved map, coloured, with printed title 'performed by John Speed and are to be sold by John Sudbury and George Humble in Pope's Head Allye-Cum Privilegio, 1610'
Pl. 15 x 20 in  (38.2 x 50.8cm)

Sold together with collection of ten other engraved maps all of Welsh Interest:
comprising- Montgomeryshire - Christopher Saxton; Glamorga Comitatus - Christopher Saxton; The Countye of Monmouth - John Speed; Merionethshire Described - John Speed; Breknokeshire Both Shyre and Towne described - John Speed; The Countie of Radnor described - Christopher Saxton; Cardigan Shyre Described - John Speed; Glamorgan Shyre with the situautions of the cheife (sic) town Cardiff with ancient Landaffe described - John Speed; Denbighshire - John Speed; Flintshire - John Speed;
all engraved, many coloured, varying sizes, but the majority circa Pl. 15 x 20 in; eleven (11)

In 1611 the cartographer John Speed published his 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. This was the earliest English attempt at producing an atlas on a large scale. The 2nd of this work's four volumes covered Wales and included 'A map of Wales' along with individual maps of the thirteen Welsh Counties. Speed's Theatre was extremely successful and its maps became the basis for folio atlases produced up to the mid 18th Century.

AMENDMENT: Map cataloguing has been modified
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