Speed apologizes...
By SPEED, John , 1611

Midle-sex described with the most famous Cities of London and Westminster. Described by Iohn Norden, Augmented by I. Speed.

British Isles London
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: [London]
  • Publisher: Sold in Popes head alley against the Exchange by George Humble
  • Publication date: 1611.
  • Physical description: Double-page engraved map, inset view of London, upper right, view of Westminster, upper left, St Peter's (Westminster Abbey), lower left, and St Paul's, lower right.
  • Dimensions: 420 by 560mm (16.5 by 22 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1455


Map of Middlesex, published by John Speed in his ‘Theatre of Great Britain’ of 1611.

An open volume to the right of the map apologises for the lack of detail on the London plan and promises that a larger plan will be made. The two plans of London and Westminster were copied from those in Norden’s ‘Description of Middlesex’, published in 1593.

Scale: 3 1/2 inches to 1 statute mile.


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