Old Map of Northumberland featuring Hadrians Wall

John Speede c.1610

The Northumberland landscape spreads from the high country of the Pennines and Cheviots to the river area of the coastal plain. Newcastle was the most important and prosperous town of the area and is depicted in the top right part of the old map. There are many castles in Northumberland which were established as a defence on the border of the frontier with Scotland. The last major invasion from Scotland was in 1513 which was . .

                                                                                                                                                                     50 x 37.3cms (19.5" x 14.5") ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Old Map of Northumberland £7.95    ($12.90 US Dollars)


. . halted at Flodden field through the prompt action of Catherine of Aragon. Hadrian's Wall is detailed as Picts Wall, still the more colloquial name. A fine example of John Speed's early 17th Century UK maps.

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The Construction of Hadrians Wall . . .                                   

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