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Auction 196, Lot 397

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 2/7/2024