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Michael Drayton: [Hereford Shyre]

Map: HERE131
 
Cartographer: Michael Drayton
Title: [Hereford Shyre]
Date: 1612
Published: London
Width: 13 inches / 34 cm
Height: 10 inches / 26 cm
Map ref: HERE131
Description:
This whimsical pictorial map of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire 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, including the Forest of Dean, the River Wye, and the Malvern Hills, as described in the poem. Coloured. [HERE131]