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