"Kent with Her Cities and Earles Described and Observed", Speed, John
Period: 1611 (circa)
Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm
Interesting and highly decorative map of Kent with inset plans of Canterbury and Rochester. The map provides fascinating detail of the county, with London shown at the upper left edge. A lovely border surrounds the map, which is adorned with strapwork cartouches, the royal crest, the arms of nine Earls, a compass rose, a sailing ship and a battle scene. English text on verso.
Evenly toned with an old repair on centerfold separation. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.