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Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed
Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, Unframed

Old Map of Essex by John Speed 1611 - Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon - Hand Coloured Vintage Antique Wall Art - Framed, 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 and wonderful map, handcoloured by rich nobles over 400 years ago, shows the ancient county of Essex 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 37x50 inches (95x125cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised maps or different framing options.

I also have a black and white, uncoloured version of this map:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/873096553/old-map-of-essex-in-1611-by-john-speed

Many of the towns, villages and cities in Essex are already visible in this ancient map, such as Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree. There's a detailed engraving of Colchester in the bottom right (the capital of the county) and some coats of arms on the left side of the map.

The southwest part of Essex in this map borders London, which means this map also includes some north and east London towns and villages including: Hackney, Newington, Tottenham, Deptford, Greenwich, Barking, Walthamstow and Waltham Forest.

Some of the other Essex towns and villages that can also be seen on this map include: Romford, Brentford, Chigwell, Basildon, Billericay, Clacton and Wivenhoe. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.

Curiously, Southend on Sea didn't exist yet! There is the small village of Prittlewell, though, which would later become Southend.

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

This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Southend, who is looking for a map of north or east London, or who has Essex 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.

My 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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