Coloured map of the Irish province of Connaught taken from the first Sudbury & Humble edition of John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain”. Certainly the most decorative map of the province, it contains a plan of the city of Galway along with three very ornate cartouches and the Royal coat of arms. A description of the province appears on the verso in English. Other than some very minor repairs to the bottom margin, the map is a finely coloured strong, dark impression on heavy, stable paper in excellent condition. 38.5 cm x 51.5 cm