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SPEED, John
The County of Warwick
London,: Performed by Iohn Speede And are to be solde in Popes-heade alley against the Exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble,, 1627. the shire towne and citie of Coventry described. [1627]. Engraved map with hand colouring. A map of the county of Warwickshire, with inset maps of Warwick and Coventry, and a vignette and description of the capture of Edward IV at Wolney (either Olney or Wolvey Heath) during the Wars of the Roses. 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. Chubb XXV.
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