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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

SKU: 2161
  • Title

    Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described with Many Memorable Antiquities Therein Found Observed

  • Map Maker Specifics

    J. Speed, 1611, London

  • Size

    17 x 22 in. plus margins. 

  • Condition

    very good to good overall; some staining in upper right.  Attached to matting. 

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