Friday, 20 August 2010

John Speed's Map Of Cornwall

John Speed (1552-1629) was a tailor and eventually a Freeman of the City Guild of Merchant Tailors, later on devoting his time to historical studies and subject to a state stipend for the purpose. His famous map of Cornwall, reproduced as hand-coloured engravings, is especially prized; but mainly by Cornishmen!

Left clicking the image enlarges it slightly.

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