by John Speed - c.1610
Speed's map shows Herefordshire as a county with a rolling landscape rising gently into the foothills of the Welsh Mountains. The land is chris-crossed with many brooks, streams and rivers flowing into the river Wye. Herefordshire had been victim to many Welsh incursions and, as a result, a network of defended castles had been established. By 1610, twenty-eight of these fortresses still remained and by then were occupied by local landowners.
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Our old map series featuring town plans are published on a unique antiqued parchment paper and they make a thoughtful and very different 1st Year Anniversary Gift.
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