Auction 116, Lot 450

"The Countye of Monmouth with the Sittuation of the Shire-towe Described", Speed, John

Subject: Wales

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 15 inches
51.3 x 38.1 cm

This fine map of the county has an inset plan of Monmouth and portrait of King Henry V who was born at Monmouth Castle. The map shows the six hundreds, cities, markets, towns and villages with a surprising amount of detail. Large strapwork cartouches balance the corners of the map. Imprint of John Sudbury and George Humble at bottom left. English text on verso.

References:

Condition: B

Lightly toned with some minor soil. Narrow margins have been extended all around to better accommodate framing. Couple of printer's creases. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/20/2006

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