'Salopiae Comitatus summa cum fide cura et diligentia descriptionem haec tibi tabula resert'. An antique map of Shropshire with contemporary hand colouring, 'altar' cartouche surmounted by the royal coat of arms with an additional heraldic crest of Thomas Seckford. Slight spotting, stain in margin from previous mount, printers crease in bottom right quarter. Centrefold strengthened at the top and base on verso. Circa 1579 with contemporary hand colouring. The first printed map of Shropshire, with 'Bunch of Grapes' watermark.
Approx 50.5cms by 38.5cms.