An unusual and decorative map of Cumberland, encompassing much of the English Lake District, with an inset plan of the town of Carlisle and a description of "The Puct's Wall". From John Speed's (the most famous English cartographer) atlas "The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine". Speed innovatively introducing town plans, vignette scenes of topographical, historical or archaeological interest. Double page engraved hand colored and matted.
1611 Speed Map of Cumberland, Lake District, UK
Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described with Many Memorable Antiquities Therein Found Observed
Map Maker Specifics
J. Speed, 1611, London
17 x 22 in. plus margins.
very good to good overall; some staining in upper right. Attached to matting.