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


British Isles English Counties
  • 作者: SPEED, John
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be sould in popes head Alley over against the Exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble
  • 发布日期: 1627
  • 物理描述: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • 方面: 380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
  • 库存参考: 11771


A beautifully coloured map of Northumberland, with inset maps of Berwick and Newcastle, and a side panel showing Roman antiquities. Hadrian’s Wall is visible, marked as “the Pictes Wall”.

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.