Shakespeare's Britain


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Place Published: London
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Date Published: 1964

Description: Map. Printed color. Image measures 24" x 18".

Comments: This charming 1964 map of England and Scotland depicts 'Shakespeare's Britain'. Based on an earlier 1611 map by John Speed titled "The Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland" from his atlas "Theater of the Empire of Great Britain", the map offers incredible additional detail referencing the bard's works. Throughout, names colored in brown show settings of his plays with tabs labeled with play names including King John, Macbeth, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Richard III and Henry VIII. Several towns, abbeys, churches, battlefields, castles, forests and hearths are labeled. Beautiful illustrations of unicorns, sea monsters and ships adorn the surrounding waters. An inset under the title is a bird's eye-view of London with important buildings labeled. Another small inset of Stratford upon Avon is also included. A legend in the bottom right includes information about the various plays. The map is in good condition with some wear along the folds. Published for the May 1964 issue of the National Geographic Magazine. Wonderful collectors piece for enthusiasts of the Bard and his Britain.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 265708

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