A highly decorative Speed’s map with coats of arms of all the families that were made earls of Northampton following the Norman conquest. Insets showing a townplan of Northampton with related text and plan of Peterborough and a vignette of the Battle of Egdecot in 1469 together with a section of text First published in 1611, today the work of John Speed is regarded highly by map collectors, historians and artists, due to the intricate nature and artistic beauty of the maps. .
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Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition; wide margins. Mounted size: 71.5 x 60 cm Size: 51 x 38.5 cm. (20 x 15 inches)