Coloured map of Lancashire taken from the rare Sudbury & Humble Latin edition of John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain”. One of the most desirable of all Speed’s county maps, it contains a plan of the city of Lancaster along with portraits of the York and Lancastrian kings and queens involved in the wars of the roses. A description of the county appears on the verso in Latin. Other than discrete repairs to some small worm holes, two in the map and two in the margin, a finely coloured, dark impression on heavy stable paper in excellent condition. 38 cm x 51 cm