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

Penbrokshyre described and the sittuations both of Penbroke and St Davids shewed in due form as they were taken by John Speed

British Isles Wales
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Performed by John Speede And so are to be solde in Popes head alley by John Sudbury and George Humbell
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11794


A beautifully coloured map of the county of Pembrokeshire, with inset maps of Pembroke and St David’s.

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.