This is a fantastic decorative Irish county map, typical of Speed’s classic work. This map includes great deal of detail as to county settlements plus topography, including forests, rivers, lakes, hills etc. Inset is the detailed plan of the capital city of Dublin. The plan shows sixty-nine different points of interest including numerous churches, the mills and certain street locations. The map is decorated by two strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, a sea monster and an elaborate compass rose with north oriented to the right. The imprint of Sudbury and Humble is below the distance scale and Jodocus Hondius as engraver. English text is on verso.
1610 Speed Map of Leinster County and Dublin, Ireland
The Countie of Leinster with the Citie Dublin Described
Map Maker Specifics
J Speed, 1610, London
15 x 10 in. plus margins
Very Good. Clear strike, nice coloring. Slight toning, mostly in margins. Several small marginal voids and splits. Some paper rippling in marging mostly. English text on verso. Issued centerfold.