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Very Attractive Example of an Early Edition
SPEED, J. [London, 1611/ 1614]
Hereforshire described with the True Plot of the city Hereford.
15 X 20 inches
Fine hand color; reinforced bottom of centerfold, else excellent; museum mounted and framed in bird’s-eye maple with gold fillet.
Picturesque map evoking the rugged, forested terrain of the western English county with its many castles. At upper right is a plan of the town of Hereford with its great cathedral at the center, where is housed the legendary, medieval world map. At lower left and right, eye-weary map and globe makers work at their trade.