Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available
Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available

Old Map of Dorset in 1611 by John Speed - Vintage Map, Antique Map, Ancient Map of Dorsetshire - Framed or Unframed - Large Maps Available

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This old, full colour and exceedingly rare map shows the ancient county of Dorset (or Dorsetshire) 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".

The natural size for this map is 18x24 inches (45x60cm) but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 52x70 inches (130x175cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

Many of the towns, villages and cities in Dorset are already visible in this map. In the top left there's a detailed engraving of Dorchester, the capital/county town of Dorset.

Some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map include: Lulworth, Poole, Isle of Portland, Lyme Regis, Bridport (then called Birdport!), Weymouth, Cranbourne, Yeovil (then called Evill), Blandford, Wareham, Shaftesbury, and many more. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.

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

This would make a wonderful gift for someone from Dorset or who has Dorset 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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