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Michael Drayton: Bedforde Shire

Map: BEDS244
 
Cartographer: Michael Drayton
Title: Bedforde Shire
Date: 1612
Published: London
Width: 13 inches / 34 cm
Height: 10 inches / 26 cm
Map ref: BEDS244
Description:
This whimsical pictorial map of Bedfordshire & Huntingdonshire 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 region, as described in the poem. [BEDS244]