Auction 154, Lot 438

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

Subject: Wales

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine...

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 15.1 inches
51.3 x 38.4 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: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1b.

Condition: B

On a watermarked sheet with light soiling, minor toning along the centerfold, and a few printer's creases adjacent to the centerfold. The margins have been extended with old paper to better accommodate framing. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 9/16/2015