The West Riding of Yorkeshyre


The largest plan in John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine – that of ‘the most famous and fayre citie, Yorke’ – was evidently surveyed throughout, as it bears Speed’s ‘Scale of Pases’ and the major dimensions of the city are accurate. Speed’s plans were reproduced in subsequent editions of the Theatre for almost 150 years.

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Theatrum Imperii Magnae Britanniae; ... Opus nuper quidem à Iohanne Spédo ... nunc vero á Philemone Hollando ... latinitate donatum
1611, London
John Sudbury and George Humble
Map / Hand-Colouring / Engraving
John Speed
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Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Maps C.7.c.20.(2.)

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