Maps & Charts

An exploration of maps and cartography. Their shapes, colours and the far away places they may reveal (or mask).
John Speed - Map of Anglesey, 1611.
Anglesey History:

John Speed, the son of a tailor and a tailor himself much of his            life, produced an ambitious history and atlas of Britain in the            early 1600’s, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. His maps            were notable not only for their accuracy but also for the town plans            included on many of the county maps. The maps, first published in            1610-11, were hugely popular and were republished many times over            the subsequent century.

John Speed - Map of Anglesey, 1611.

Anglesey History:

John Speed, the son of a tailor and a tailor himself much of his life, produced an ambitious history and atlas of Britain in the early 1600’s, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. His maps were notable not only for their accuracy but also for the town plans included on many of the county maps. The maps, first published in 1610-11, were hugely popular and were republished many times over the subsequent century.

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