•  Map of Wales by Humphrey Lhuyd pubished 1636

    Map of Wales by Humphrey Lhuyd pubished 1636

32160 Wales, Mercator/Jansson, c.1636. Price: 450.00

CAMBRIA TYPUS AUCTORE. An attractive early 17th century map of the whole of Wales whose history dates back before this map was published in abut 1636. The map was compiled by Humphrey Lhuyd who was born in Denbigh in 1527. The first printed specimen of his map appeared in the Abraham Ortelius Theatrum in 1573 and was reprinted nearly fifty times more until 1741. This map is the Gerard Mercator/Henry Hondius/Jan Jansson variant published circa 1636 with English text on verso. The map is embellished with a decorative title cartouche bearing the name of Humphrey Lhuyd, scale cartouche, and a compass with radiating lines. A sea monster is show off Worm’s Head. 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Light crease on the left hand side and some light creasing in the centre fold. Otherwise good clean condition. The map is currently framed in an old black and gilt Hogarth moulding with double glazing to reveal the text on verso. For those customers unable to collect the map can be sent unframed post free to a U.K. address

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