Antique Maps, Charts, Plans, Atlases, Globes and Reference Books
in

you are viewing prices in Pounds Sterling

Click to view prices in other currencies


map search

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment

 

Send a link to this page to a friend

Sections marked with a * can't be left blank. Read our privacy statement.

*your name
*your e-mail address
*your friend's name
*your friend's e-mail address
 your message
 would you like a copy of your e-mail?

Do you know somebody who might be interested in this map? Click the button if you'd like to e-mail a link to this page.

Cardigan Shyre Described With The Due Form Of The Shire-Town ...

Cardigan Shyre Described With The Due Form Of The Shire-Town ... : J. Speed

hover the cursor over image to pan/zoom, or click the image to view a larger version

click here to view a large version in a separate window

An attractive example of John Speed's famous map of Cardiganshire, illustrated with a town plan of Cardigan, the sea area filled with ships and sea monsters. A large compass rose incorporates the Prince of Wales feathers. This finely engraved and detailed map is one of the most sought after of the county and was produced by John Speed, historian, genealogist and cartographer for publication in his "... Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britain ..." – the first atlas of the British Isles. The copperplate, engraved in the workshop of Amsterdam master map engraver, Jodocus Hondius, was first printed in atlas form in 1612 and remained in use, with amendments and alterations to publishers' imprints until late into the following century. Speed's county maps were, and remain, amongst the most popular and sought-after on account of their vignettes often showing historical events, archaeological relics, portraits and explanatory notations. Most have the arms of local dignitaries and town plans, in many cases the first of those locations and surveyed by Speed himself. Minor restoration to upper margin paper weakness but with well applied hand-colour.
mapmaker: J. Speed  
place and date of publication: London 1612 - 1646
medium and colour: Copperplate, coloured
size in mm: 385 by 510mm (15.25 by 20 inches).
ref: 41198

Price: £ 500

 
return to Wales Maps & Charts

You might also like

A Two Sheet Map Of The Principality Of Wales Divided into Counties
A Two Sheet Map Of The Principality Of Wales Divided into Counties
by C. Smith
price: £ 320
Principauté De Galles: Ou Sont Les Comtés, Ou Shiries de Anglesey I, Carnarvan, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth et Montgomery en Nort-Walles...
Principauté De Galles: Ou Sont Les Comtés, Ou Shiries de Anglesey I, Carnarvan, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth et Montgomery en Nort-Walles...
by N. Sanson
price: £ 460
Caernarvon Both Shyre And Shire Towne ...
Caernarvon Both Shyre And Shire Towne ...
by J. Speed
price: £ 500
A Two Sheet Map Of The Principality Of Wales
A Two Sheet Map Of The Principality Of Wales
by C.Smith
price: £ 360
MCC 13 - Maps Of Wales And Welsh Cartographers
MCC 13 - Maps Of Wales And Welsh Cartographers
Evans, Olwen Caradoc
price: £ 15