John Speed Maps Online

John Speed Maps Online

John Speed Map of Cardiff
John Speed Map of Cardiff

John Speed was born in the 16th century and is one of England’s most well known map makers. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they give an image of Britain in the Stuart Period.

This time we draw your attention to the John Speed maps which are beautifully digitized by the Occidental College Library in Los Angeles. The digital images are exceptionally clear.

It is interesting to wonder whether or not Speed and another pioneering map maker Ralph Agas ever met or even knew of each other. They were born and died in the same decades. A bit of digging around might be in order to see if we can find that intriguing connection.