Auction 111, Lot 387

"Breknoke Both Shyre and Towne described", Speed, John

Subject: Wales

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.1 inches
50.8 x 38.4 cm

A very decorative map with the large title cartouches, coats of arms and inset plans that distinguish Speed's county maps. Includes an inset bird's-eye plan of Breknoke with the arms of James Butler, Earle of Breknoke, and three other coats of arms, plus an early battle scene. Imprint of Bassett & Chiswell, published in 1676.


Condition: B

Old repair on bottom centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/8/2005