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Title The county Westmorland and Kendale the chief towne described with the armes of such nobles as have bene earles of either of them.

Author SPEED, John

Publisher Performed Iohn Speede and are to be sold by George Humble in Popes head alley against the Exchange

Publication place London

Publication date 1627

Engraved map with hand colouring.


A beautifully coloured map of Westmorland, with an inset map of Kendall and a description of the marriage of Saint Margaret of Scotland and Malcolm III.

John Speed (1552-1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His 'Theatre of Great Britain' was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published.

His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble.


Chubb XXV


380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches)

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