"Glocestershire Contrived into Thirty Thre Severall Hundreds & Those Againe into Foure Principall Devisions... ", Speed, John
Subject: Southwestern England
Period: 1610 (dated)
Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 15 inches
51.1 x 38.1 cm
This county map of Gloucestershire is divided into Hundreds and displays interesting detail including the locations of cities, rivers, bridges, forests and parks. Two large insets show bird's-eye plans of Gloucester and Bristow with brief descriptions of each. At left are vignettes of the Battles of Assandun and the Battle of Tewkesbury. The Royal coat of arms is at top right adjacent to the crests of local Dukes and Earles. English text on verso. Sold by Bassett and Chiswell and published in 1676.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1j.
A clean and crisp example on paper with a fleur de lis watermark and light toning along the edges of the sheet.