Coloured map of Middlesex from the rare Sudbury and Humble Latin edition John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain”. Considered to be the most decorative map of the county, it includes views of St. Peter’s (Westminster Abbey) and St. Paul’s cathedrals with brief notes on each contained on the open pages of two books. At the top of the map on either side, there are inset plans of London and Westminster together with their coats of arms. A description of the county appears on the verso in Latin. Other than some repairs to the margins and short centrefold splits top and bottom, a beautifully coloured example on heavy stable paper in excellent condition. 38 cm x 51 cm