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LHUYD, Humphrey. / ORTELIUS, A. - Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano.
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Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano. - LHUYD, Humphrey. / ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano..
Map maker : LHUYD, Humphrey. / ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, ca 1595.
Size : 14.6 x 19.5 inches. / 37.0 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :A beautiful hand coloured copper-engraved map of Wales. It is the first separately printed map of Wales, by Humphrey Lhuyd. This is the second variant of the Ortelius publication of the map, with added stippling in the Irish Sea. The map was later issued by Mercator and others. The map is expertly engraved and well presented with topography aplenty.
There is a ship with three masts in Cardigan Bay, and a marine creature off Fishguard a table or regional place names in Latin, Welsh and English in the right-hand top corner. Latin text on verso. Humphrey Llwyd (also spelled Lhuyd) (1527–1568) was a Welsh cartographer, author, antiquary and Member of Parliament.
Evans, Maps of Wales (MCC 13), p.5.
Condition : In good condition, only with light age toning and some slight map creasing. With a few old repairs to tears to margins etc.
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