John Speed (1552-1629)
Title: Hantshire, Described and Divided
Place/Date: Amsterdam, c. 1612
Size: 15x 20 1/4 inches sheet, 29 x 24 inches framed
A rare, early printing of John Speed's renowned map of the county of Hampshire with an inset plan of Winchester. As well as the usual decoration of the arms of local nobles, there is an illustration and description of the flight of Empress Maud in a horse-drawn coffin from Winchester to Oxford.