Coloured map of Scotland from the rare Sudbury & Humble Latin edition John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain”. Surely the most decorative map of Scotland, it is the first state of the map showing portraits of James I, Queen Anna and their sons. This version of the map appeared in the atlas until 1652, at which time the four royal portraits were replaced with pictures of commoners. A description of Scotland appears on the verso in Latin. A beautifully coloured, strong dark impression in excellent condition. 38 cm x 51 cm