Speed, John : Cheshire. The Countye Palatine of Chester with that most Ancient Citie described. Basset & Chiswell, [London, 1610-1676]. Size approx 510mm x 380mm ( 20 x 15 inches). Early hand coloured double page copper engraved map. From Speed’s “The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain” with English text on verso and a description of the county and a gazetteer. Inset town plan of Chester. Seven coast of arms of “The Armes of the Earles of Chester since the Norman Conquest”. Four decorative cartouches. Speed has used William Smith’s revisions of Saxton and the Braun & Hogenberg plan of Chester. Good margins. Very small hole (approx 2mm or 1/10in) in the decorative border, otherwise fine condition. A strong dark impression of this famous decorative county map of Cheshire.
In this map of Cheshire, Speed acknowledges this in the publication line as “assisted by William Smyth”, Speed has used William Smith’s revisions of Saxton and the Braun & Hogenberg plan of Chester. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Cat. No. 90513 £700