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Old Antique Map of Gloucestershire

This is a rich in colour and detailed reproduction of the old map of Gloucestershire, compiled and drawn by John Speede around 1610.

At that time in history, Bristol was part of Gloucestershire and the city plan can be seen in the bottom right hand corner, with Gloucester occupying the top left. As well as notes on each city, famous battles of the era are clearly visible. On the right hand side there are a collection of Coates of Arms of various dukes, earls and persons of importance during the 17th century. A couple remain blank as these were paid for - a bit like advertising really - so on this particular map not all the spaces were sold!

Click to enlarge old map of Gloucestershire by John Speede, c.1610
Click to enlarge old map of Gloucestershire by John Speede, c.1610

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