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Abraham Ortelius: Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfre Do Lhuydo

Map: WCTS1407
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfre Do Lhuydo
Date: 1592
Published: Antwerp
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 16 inches / 41 cm
Map ref: WCTS1407
Description:
A fine example of the first printed map of Wales. The geographical details were largely provided by Humphrey Llwyd, a respected Welsh cartographer, author and Member of Parliament. Llwyd met Ortelius while touring Europe in 1566, and later collaborated on the production of this map which was added to Ortelius' celebrated atlas, 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. A map of England and Wales and a work on the history of the druids on Angelsey by Llwyd also appeared in Ortelius' atlas.

Latin text on verso (image available on request). Original hand-colour. SL [WCTS1407]