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Auction 181, Lot 428

"The Countye of Monmouth with the Sittuation of the Shire-towe Described Ann 1610", Speed, John

Subject: Southeastern Wales

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine...

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.1 inches
51.1 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 Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell at bottom left. English text on verso.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1j.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark. A centerfold separation that enters 2" into the map image at bottom has been closed on verso with archival materials. There is a chip in the top left margin, well away from map image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/10/2021