Thursday, 21 April 2011

John Speeds Maps now online (Notts & South Yorks)

Cambridge University have now reproduced John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine first published in 1611.  These maps are a great insight into the area in the reign of Charles I and shows how place names have developed between Doomsday and their present forms.
South Yorkshire is shown under Yorkshire: North and East Riding and Yorkshire: West Riding whilst Nottinghamshire is listed under Nottinghamshire
The university library purchased the proof maps in 1968 

The main webpage for the maps is located at

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