South Wales History in an Old Map of Glamorganshire

by John Speed c.1610

Glamorganshire was one of the wealthiest and most heavily populated areas of Wales. The hills and woodlands were well suited to deer and herds of cattle, sheep and goats. The farmland benefited greatly, during the Tudor period, from liming which increased the revenue from wheat, oats, barley and rye. Glamorgan had natural deposits of coal and iron and the Mines Royal exploited copper since the reign of Elizabeth l.

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Old Map of Glamorganshire  £7.95    ($12.90 US Dollars)

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With its extensive coastline and numerous harbours, Glamorganshire was a paradise for smugglers and Welsh and Irish pirates. This map makes a fine reference point for researching South Wales History in general and genealogy projects involving Swansea and Cardiff.

                                                                                    

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