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Speed's map of Northumberland (1610)


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Speed's map of Northumberland - Click for bigger imageThis is a section of John Speed's Map of Northumberland published in 1610 showing the area around Bellingham. As with other early maps, John Speed used illustrations to represent features. For example, a village is illustrated by a drawing of a church. The map is one of a series of fifty-four Maps of England & Wales published by John Speed between 1608 and 1610. The scale of the map is approximately one inch to four miles.