"Montgomery Shire", Speed, John
Subject: Eastern Wales
Period: 1610 (dated)
Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain…
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 15.1 inches
51.6 x 38.4 cm
A handsome map of the historic county of Montgomery in Wales, based on the work of Christopher Saxton. The map is elaborately decorated with five strapwork cartouches, including a title cartouche, publisher's imprint, distance scale, and dedication to Philip Herbert, First Earl of Montgomery. The final cartouche features an inset with a bird's-eye plan of the city of Montgomery, with a lettered key identifying several key locations. Published by John Sudbury and George Humble. English text on verso.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1b.
A nice example on a sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, light toning, and some show-through of text on verso. The top margin is narrow but still sufficient for framing.