"The Countye of Monmouth with the Sittuation of the Shire-towe Described Ann 1610", Speed, John
Subject: Southeastern Wales
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine...
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 15 inches
50.5 x 38.1 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 John Sudbury and George Humble at bottom left. English text on verso.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1b.
A good impression with some minor foxing and soiling that is mostly in the blank margins. A few repaired edge chips and minor edge tears are all confined to the blank margins.