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Auction 125, Lot 475

"The Countie of Radnor Described and the Shyretownes Sittuatione", Speed, John

Subject: Wales

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

The modest detail throughout this map is eclipsed by the typically elaborate work characteristic of the maps in Speed's great atlas. The four corners are decorated with cartouches, scale of miles, coats of arms, and an inset of Radnor. The cartography is based on Christopher Saxon's surveys with revisions by Speed, and the map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Imprint of Basset and Chiswell with blank verso, published circa 1676.


Condition: B+

There are old paper tape repairs on the centerfold in both margins, just barely affecting the borders. There is a minor extraneous horizontal fold.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008