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Auction 94, Lot 235

"Hereford-shire Described with the True Plot of the Citie Hereford…", Speed, John

Subject: England

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire …

Color: Black & White

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm
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A fine decorative county map with a large plan of the City of Hereford, a battle scene and the armorials of the Earls of Hereford. Further embellished with the depictions of two cartographers seated in the bottom corners and a strapwork title cartouche. The map itself is filled with detail including the "outliers" or small circular enclaves of land along the county's borders. One of the more interesting features of the map is a notation at Little Marcley, "Marcley hill which removed in Anno 1575". The English text on verso elaborates on this notation with a fanciful description of what was perhaps an earthquake. Imprint of John Sudbury and George Humbell.


Condition: B

A bit soiled with light foxing, but overall a nice example of this desirable map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/7/2001