Britain as it was devided in the tyme of Englishe Saxons especially during their Heptarchy. Published John Sudbury & George Humble. Circa 1627 with later hand colouring. This famous map of the Saxon kingdoms is often referred to as the 'Speed Heptarchy.' It is one of the decorative masterpieces from Speed's important English atlas. The seven vignettes on the left side depict the early Saxon kings, and those on the right side show the conversion to Christianity of seven other kings. The map covers all of England, Wales and Scotland in detail, with only the eastern part of Ireland shown with a few place names. Coats of arms are placed within the map to locate the various kingdoms. Three strapwork cartouches and a compass rose further embellish the map.
Approx 50.5cms by 38cms.