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Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed

Old Map of Berkshire, 1611, John Speed - Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead - Vintage Wall Art, Antique Windsor Map - Framed or Unframed

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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs. Learn more about how we source maps that you can't buy anywhere else.

This old, full colour and wonderful map shows the ancient county of Berkshire (or 'Barkshire') as it was in 1611. It was created by John Speed and engraved by Jodocus Hondius, and originally published in Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine".

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 30x40 inches (75x100cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised maps or different framing options.

Many of the towns, villages and cities in Berkshire are already visible in this ancient map, such as Newbury and Reading. But centre stage goes to Windsor - and indeed, the entire top of the map is dominated by a lovely landscape of Windsor Castle.

The River Thames flows across the top of Berkshire, and many popular riverside towns and villages are on this map, including Henley, Eton, Windsor, Bray, Sonning, Wallingford, Dorchester, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon and Oxford.

Away from the river, some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map of Berkshire include: Slough (Upton), Bracknell (Easthampstead), Maidenhead, Newbury, Faringdon, Reading, Wokingham (then Okingham), Staines, Cookham, Basildon and East Ilsley. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.

Somewhat oddly, there are even a couple of patches of Wiltshire on this map! The borders hadn't been fully defined back then...

Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!

This would make a wonderful gift for someone from Berkshire, who is looking for a map of Windsor, or who has Berkshire in their heart.

You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

Our museum-quality maps are made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these vintage map prints that are sure to brighten any environment.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%

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