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John Speeds Map of Lancashire Colour Photographic Quality Print 20 Inches X 16 Inches 508mm X 406mm Supplied Flat In Polypropylene Sleeve With Support Board This Map By John Speed 1610 Of Lancashire Is Beautifully Decorated As The County Is Long And Narrow, The Scale Is Much Smaller Than Speed S Other Maps And The Border Areas Show Portraits Of Prominent Figures Of The Houses Of Lancaster And York, With Two Short Stories Of Them The Coat Of Arms Of Edward Crouchback, Earl Of Lancaster, And John Of Gaunt, Duke Of Lancaster Are Also Shown Although Manchester Was Well Established As A Textile Centre At This Time Lancaster S Town Is Depicted On The Map Probably Because Its Castle Was The County Headquarters The Map Shows Liverpool, A Fishing Village Many Years Before It Transformed Into One Of The Largest And Famous Sea Ports In The World The Inset Plan Of Lancaster Has A Legend Detailing The Streets And Main Buildings Of The Town Ships And Sea Monsters Are Shown In The Sea Area.John Speed, A Tailor S Son From Cheshire Is, Perhaps, The Most Famous Of British Cartographers And One Of The Earliest Whilst In His 50 S, Aided By His Patron, Sir Fulke Greville, He Produced The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britain , A Book Of County Maps To Accompany A History Of Great Britain.All Of The John Speed Maps In The Mapseeker Collection Have Been Painstakingly Reproduced Working Directly From Antique Originals And Hand Painted To Bring Out The Finest Colour Detail Before Scanning Available In All Product Sizes They Look Most Handsome Framed And Displayed

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