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Michael Drayton: Ches Shyre

Map: CHES251
 
Cartographer: Michael Drayton
Title: Ches Shyre
Date: 1613
Published: London
Width: 13 inches / 34 cm
Height: 10 inches / 26 cm
Map ref: CHES251
Description:
This whimsical pictorial map of Cheshire was published by the English poet Michael Drayton to illustrate his Poly-Olbion, a 15,000 line poem describing the history, folklore, and geography of England and Wales. Allegorical figures represent the cities, rivers, hills, and forests of the county, as described in the poem. Coloured. [CHES251]