'BEDFORD SHIRE' ('Miniature Speed') c.1646

'BEDFORD SHIRE' ('Miniature Speed') c.1646
SKU: misp/bedf/001

An interesting and attractive 17th century map of Bedfordshire which appeared in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland... from a Farr Larger Voulume Done by John Speed. (London: 1627-1676). The map was part of a pocket atlas produced to accompany the larger one done by the renowned John Speed; hence, 'Miniature Speed'*.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 12.5 cms by 8.5 cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There is some see through from the text on the reverse. Click on image for better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 350 years old.

*Unlike many of the maps in the atlas, this was not engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere but is by an unknown (probably English) engraver.