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John Speed: Bedford Shire and the Situation of Bedford

Map: BEDS193
 
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: Bedford Shire and the Situation of Bedford
Date: 1743
Published: London
Width: 20 inches / 51 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: BEDS193
Description:
Rare 1743 John Overton edition of John Speed's handsome county map of Bedfordshire. Inset town plan of Bedford.

Overton acquired Speed's plates around 1713 and subsequently printed at least four variants of the atlas (c.1713, 1716, c.1720, and 1743). His imprint appear at the bottom of the page in place of earlier publishers. The original publication date of 1610 has been crudely removed.

Coloured. [BEDS193]