"Kent with Her Cities and Earles Described and Observed", Speed, John
Subject: Kent, England
Period: 1611 (circa)
Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm
This highly decorative map of Kent provides fascinating detail of the county, with London shown at the top left corner of the engraving. Included are inset plans of Canterbury and Rochester at bottom. A lovely border surrounds the map along with the royal crest, the arms of nine Earls, a compass rose, a sailing ship, and a battle scene. English text on verso.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1b.
On watermarked paper with a small, professionally repaired hole along the centerfold near Leeds Castle and a few tiny archivally repaired tears in the bottom border. A number of small chips and edge tears confined to the blank margins have also been archivally repaired on verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.