The Counties of Britain: A Tudor Atlas by John Speed

by Alasdair Hawkyard (Contributor)

Other authorsNigel Nicolson (Introduction)
Hardcover, 1988



London: Pavilion 1992. (1988), Edition: New Ed, 288 pages


This is a new edition of an atlas published in Britain in 1611 under the title The Theatre of Great Britaine. The cartographer John Speed had been preparing the individual maps since 1596 and they were issued individually before being collected to form The Theatre which was intended as the topographical section of Speed's The History of Great Britaine. When this was completed, it became the earliest published atlas of the British Isles.

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John Speed's Atlas of 1612. Each map is a 2-page spread in full color, margins filled with illustrations, facts, and a 2-page commentary on each county. Map Lovers delight.

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1851451315 / 9781851451319

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