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Glocestershire Contrived Into Thirty Thre Severall Hundreds

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Glocestershire Contrived Into Thirty Thre Severall Hundreds : J. Speed

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A classic decorative county map from John Speed's atlas, in its first edition. Text on the reverse describes the county and gives a gazetteer. The map is illustrated with two detailed town plans, of Gloucester and Bristol, on the Somerset/Gloucester border, but which Speed recounts "will not be counted in either". A panel at the right shows the arms of the Earls and Dukes of Gloucester, while to the left ancient battles in the county are described.
mapmaker: J. Speed  
place and date of publication: London 1612
medium and colour: copperplate, uncoloured
size in mm: 380 by 510mm (15 by 20 inches).
ref: 38212

Price: £ 1400

 
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