17th, 18th and early 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Items

Speed Map Shropshire

Speed Map Shropshire
Speed Map detail Shrewesbury

John Speed hand coloured copper engraved map of Shropshire with detail of Shrewesbury.
Published by Henry Overton at the Whitehorse, Newgate London
Framed in an old Hogarth frame
Date 1707
Provenance (verso)
"RF Hattam RAAF No 410331
Purchased 28 August 1944
Stratford ib Avon"
Pilot officer  Raymond Francis Hattam DFC presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross 16 January 1945.
His squadron was RAAF No463 flying night missions in Lancasters over Germany, France and Norway.
Later in the war the squadron changed to daylight operations 463 (1943-1945)
RAAF Squadron assigned to RAF at Waddington.