Speed's map of Connaught
By SPEED, John , 1627

[Connaught] The Province of Connaugh with the citie of Galwaye described.

British Isles Ireland
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performet by John Speed and are to be sold in Popes Head Alley against the Exchange by John Sudbury and George Humble
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 396 by 510mm. (15.5 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11811


A map of Connaught, with an inset map of Galway.

John Speed (1552-1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His ‘Theatre of Great Britain’ was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published. His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble.


  1. Chubb XXV.