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John Speed: Glocestershire

Map: GLOS423
 
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: Glocestershire
Date: 1611
Published: London
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: GLOS423
Description:
One of the most desirable county maps of Gloucestershire. Published in the first edition (1611-12) of John Speed's seminal atlas, 'The Theatre of Great Britaine'. With two inset city maps of Gloucester and Bristol along with short descriptions of the cities.

The royal crest of King James I dominates the upper-right corner with smaller armorial shields of local nobles below.

English descriptive text on verso. Beautifully engraved and a very strong impression. [GLOS423]