This is a magnificent and classic decorative county map of Hertfordshire (just north of London) by John Speed published in his landmark English Atlas. This is a highly detailed map, with topographical features, towns and battle scenes included. Inserts include a plan of the city of Hertford and Verolandium, the ancient Roman town near St Albans. Additionally, two coats of arms, and decorative cartouches with extensive text describing the county and its history are included. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius. There is English text on verso.
1660 c. Speed Map of Hertfordshire, UK
Hartford Shire Described the Sittuations of Hartford, and the Most Ancient Towne S Albons with such Memorable Actions as have Happened
Map Maker Specifics
J. Speed, 1660 c., London
15 x 20 in. plus margins
Very Good. Rich original colors. Sharp image. Several small primarily marginal tears. Slight marginal loss in upper right.