Bedford Shire and the Situation of Bedford Described with the Arms of thos Honorable Familyes that have Borne ye Titles of Dukes and Earls thereof.
Handcolored copper plate engraving, 1611 (1676)
15 x 20 1/8" (380 x 510 mm) plus narrow margins.
Fair condition. Discoloradion and creasing along cnterfold with small area of loss. Modern hand coloring. LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 79976
Publisher : Performed by John Speed. Are to be sold by Thomas Basset in Fleet Street and Ric. Chiswell in St. Pauls Church yard. London.
A beautiful English language map by one of England's best known cartographers. The atlas from which this map comes, "Theatre of Empire Great Britain", was first issued in 1611. In the upper right is an inset of the village of Bedford. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Maps