Dorsetshire by John Speede c.1610
The history of the Dorset coastline detailed on this old map has many splendid bays, coves and a rich maritime history. The French burnt Lyme Regis in 1525 and in 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed up the channel, where some of its straggling ships were engaged by the British fleet off Portland.
Speede considered the air of Dorset as good and of a healthful constitution and was also impressed by the fertility of the entire county.
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Town Plan of Dorchester from within the Map . . .