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ESSEX, devided into Hundreds, with the most antient and fayre Towne COLCHESTER Described and other memorable MONUMENTS observed
The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. T Bassett & R Chiswell., 1676.. Essex. Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 51 x 39 cm. (20 x 15½ inches). Mounted size 73 x 61cm. Speed drew on the work of John Norden for his map of Essex. His inset plan of Colchester 'reveals a town of some prosperity with its castle, churches, dwellings and former religious houses, somewhat uncomfortably straddling a circle of walls of Roman origin'. (Nigel Nicolson: A Tudor Atlas by John Speed.) Above, there are three coins bearing the heads of the Emperor Constantine and his parents Constantius and Helena. Coats of arms of the Earles of Essex decorate the left hand side.
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