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John Speed: Sussex

Map: SUSSEX617
 
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: Sussex
Date: 1676
Published: London
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: SUSSEX617
Description:
Decorative and fascinating county map of Sussex from the 1676 Bassett & Chiswell edition of John Speed's atlas, 'The Theatre of Great Britaine'. Features an inset town plan of Chichester and a small vignette depicting the Battle of Hastings. An accompanying block of text in the lower-right corner gives the history of William the Conqueror's invasion. Ships, sea monsters, and coats of arms are also used to embellish the map.

English descriptive text on verso (image available upon request). Coloured. [SUSSEX617]