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

Stafford Countie and Towne with the ancient Citie Lichfield described.

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  • 作者: SPEED, John
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: Performed by John Speed and are to be sold an Popes head alley by John Sudbury and George Humble
  • 发布日期: 1627
  • 物理描述: Hand-coloured, double-page engraved map.
  • 方面: 385 by 510mm. (15.25 by 20 inches).
  • 库存参考: 11914


A map of Staffordshire, with inset maps of Stafford and Lichfield. To the left is a vignette and description of the Battle of Blore Heath.

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.