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Selected Maps: 1 to 16 of 70

Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Tabula Europae I
Date: c. 1550      Size: 16 x 12 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Great Britain and Ireland based on the geography of Cladius Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greco-Roman cartographer. Scotland veers off at a sharp angle. Tribal names are given. [Shirley 27]
Map Ref: GB1702
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.
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. Latin text on verso. Striking original colour. [Van den Broeke: Ort.16]
Map Ref: GB1869
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: 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: 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 Brtaine 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: 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 and based on the basic outline used by Abraham Ortelius in 1570 but with added geograhical names and 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: Jan Blaeu
Title: : Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonum, praefertim durante illorum Heptarchia
Date: c. 1640      Size: 21 x 17 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Great Britain during the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy with side-panels depicting the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon kings to Christianity. Fine original hand colour.
Map Ref: GB1914
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. 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
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: : Magna Britanniae et Hiberniae Nova Descriptio
Date: c. 1658      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Rare map of Great Britain based on an earlier map by the Jansson firm first issued in 1638. Decorative elements include a large Royal coat of arms, many sailing ships, and a scrollwork box containing an inset of the Orkneys.
Map Ref: GB1907