DESCRIPTION: Map of "The Countye Palatine of Chester with that most ancient citie described" by John Speed. Hand colored copper engraving on laid paper from Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" published in 1611. With imprint of Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell published in 1676. MEASUREMENTS: 16" x 20-3/4". CONDITION: Overall toning and scattered foxing. Toning and transferring of image from previous pages in the book verso with center paper hinge.Small loss to top right margin.