"Breknoke Both Shyre and Towne described", Speed, John
Period: 1610 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm
A very decorative map with the large title cartouches, coats of arms and inset plans that distinguish Speed county maps. Includes inset of Breknoke with the coat of arms for James Butler, Earle of Breknoke and three other coats of arms, plus an early battle scene. Imprint of Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London. Most likely published in a composite atlas by Overton, circa 1710-40
Toned and acid burned on verso and in margins from a previous framing with chips, tears and holes in margin, three of which just enter border. Well deserving of professional cleaning and repair.