Coloured map of Lancashire taken from the Bassett & Chiswell 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 English. A finely coloured example of this very sought after map; excellent condition. 38 cm x 50.5 cm