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Armitt Library : ALMC2008.14.5
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Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
One of the county maps in the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, by John Speed. The map of Kendal is an inset map, a bird's eye view, at a larger scale, with a gazetteer of places.
The reverse of the map has text - p.85 descriptive text for Westmorland; p.86 an alphabetical table of towns, rivers and memorable places. The decorative header and footer on p.86 are hand coloured.
   Speed 1611
map feature:- picture frame border & swash lettering & strapwork cartouche & coat of arms & heraldic border & descriptive text & compass rose & labelled borders (English) & scale line (with dividers) & sea moire effect & coast shaded & rivers & lakes & relief & hillocks & woods & parks & county & settlements & inset map
inscription:- printed title cartouche, upper right
THE / COUNTIE / WESTMORLAND / AND KENDALE THE / CHEIF TOWNE DE- / SCRIBED / With the Armes of such Nobles as have / bene Earles of / either of them.
inscription:- printed below the scale line, lower right
Performed John Speede, and are to be sold by George / Humble in Popes head alley against th Exchange.
inscription:- printed above scale line
THE SCALE OF MILES
scale line:- 9 miles = 91.2 mm
wxh, sheet:- 53.5x41cm
wxh, plate:- 516x387mm
wxh, map:- 512x383mm
scale:- 1 to 160000 ? (1 to 158817 from scale line wrongly assuming a statute mile)
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