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Cartographer: Martin Waldseemuller
Title: : Tabula Nova Hibernie Anglie et Scotie
Date: 1513      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Strasbourg
Description: The first printed "modern" map of Great Britain not based on Ptolemaic geography. Issued in Waldseemuller's landmark 1513 edition of the "Geographia" or book of maps.
Map Ref: GB2044
Cartographer: George Lily
Title: : Britannia
Date: 1562      Size: 14 x 20 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Very rare 16th Century map of the United Kingdom accompanied by panels of descriptive Latin text. Published by Ferando di Bertelli and most likely engraved by Paolo Forlani. [Shirley 70]
Map Ref: GB255
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Engellandt mit dem anstoffenden Reich Schottland so vorzeiten Albion und Britannia haben geheisen
Date: c. 1590      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Early woodcut map of Great Britain and Ireland on an east-west orientation. Ships and sea monsters decorate the surrounding seas. [Shirley 148]
Map Ref: GB1745
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Britannicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio
Date: 1590      Size: 19 x 29 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Rare two-sheet map of ancient Great Britain and Ireland decorated with strapwork cartouches and a naval battle scene, the most elaborate on any of Ortelius's maps. Fine original hand-colour. Latin text on verso.
Map Ref: GB1965
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio
Date: 1592      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Early map of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, oriented east. Latin text on verso. Striking original colour. [Van den Broeke: Ort.16]
Map Ref: GB1869
Cartographer: Tomaso Porcacchi
Title: : Descrittione Dell' Isola D'Inghilterra
Date: 1604      Size: 6 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early map of Great Britain and Ireland oriented on its side with north on the right, and with sea monsters in the surrounding seas. Descriptive text in Italian below and on the verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: GB1452
Cartographer: Tomaso Porcacchi
Title: : Inghilterra
Date: 1604      Size: 6 x 4 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early miniature copper-engraved map of Great Britain and Ireland decorated with sea monsters and a compass rose.
Map Ref: GB1966
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: : The Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Date: 1611      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: Seminal map of the United Kingdom for the First Edition of "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine". Embellished with panoramas of London and Edinburgh, decorative cartouches and sea monsters. English text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: GB1860
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: : The Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland
Date: 1614      Size: 22 x 17 inches
Published: London
Description: The British Isles, from the second edition of Speed's seminal atlas, 'The Theatre of Great Britaine'. Vignettes of London and Edinburgh. Medallions feature Brittania and Cunobelinus. English text on verso.
Map Ref: GB1790
Cartographer: Giovanni Antonio Magini
Title: : Britanicae Insulae
Date: 1617      Size: 7 x 5 inches
Published: Arnhem
Description: Great Britain by Magini based partly on the maps by Ortelius and Mercator. Unusually strong and crisp impression.
Map Ref: GB1982
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Anglia Scotia et Hibernia
Date: c. 1620      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: An early miniature map of Great Britain with a strapwork title cartouche. Based on Mercator's larger map of the British Isles, reduced by Jodocus Hondius. Coloured.
Map Ref: GB2046
Cartographer: David Custodis
Title: : Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Sive Britannicarum Insularum
Date: 1627      Size: 12 x 11 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Unusual map of the British Isles orientated east to west, derived from the basic outline used by Abraham Ortelius in 1570 but with added names and geographical detail.
Map Ref: GB1940
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Les Isles La Grande Bretagne / Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia
Date: 1630      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Striking map of the British Isles. Johannes Cloppenburgh Edition, with French text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: GB1863
Cartographer: William Hole
Title: : Britannia [Title Page]
Date: 1637      Size: 7 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: Title page from the 1637 edition of Camden's "Britannia". The central map of Britain is flanked by Neptune and Ceres, and surmounted by an image of Britannia herself. Engraved by William Hole. Original colour. [Framed]
Map Ref: GB2082
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula
Date: 1642      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Splendid decorative map of Great Britain enlivened with a variety of vignettes and cartouches. French text on verso. Original hand colouring.
Map Ref: GB1850
Cartographer: Wenceslaus Hollar
Title: : [Great Britain and Ireland]
Date: c. 1643      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Early allegorical map of Great Britain and Ireland, with part of north western Europe published during the English Civil War (1642 – 1651) and Bohemian Civil War. Framed. [Shirley: 529]
Map Ref: GB1949