"Flint-Shire", Speed, John
Subject: Northern Wales
Period: 1676 (circa)
Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Color: Black & White
20.1 x 15.3 inches
51.1 x 38.9 cm
A decorative map of Flintshire, with inset plans of the city of Flint and St. Asaph, and an elevation of St. Winifred's Well (Holywell). The map is richly embellished with a compass rose, ships and sea monsters in the Irish Sea, in addition to the large strapwork cartouches, coat of arms and inset plans that distinguish Speed's county maps. The imprint of Bassett and Chiswell is located at bottom right.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1k #29.
On watermarked paper with some extraneous creasing adjacent to the centerfold as well as a small hole adjacent to the sailing ships at top. There is light toning along the centerfold, scattered staining mostly in the blank margins, and some reinforcement to the right side and bottom margins.