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Selected Maps

Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfre Do Lhuydo
Date: 1592      Size: 21 x 16 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: The earliest printed map of Wales, first published in the 1573 edition of Ortelius' atlas. The geography was largely provided by Humphrey Llwyd, a Welsh cartographer and a friend of Ortelius. Latin text on verso. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: WCTS1407
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Angliae in qua Cambria sive Wallia
Date: 1616      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early miniature map of Wales. Latin text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: WCTS1408
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfre Do Lhuydo
Date: c. 1620      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Dutch Golden Age map of Wales based on the first printed map of Wales by Humphrey Lhuyd. Embellished with ships, sea monsters, and a fantastic strapwork title cartouche. Coloured.
Map Ref: WCTS1367
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Cambria Sive Wallia
Date: 1621      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early 17th century map of Wales. Coloured.
Map Ref: WCTS1352
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Cambria sive Wallia
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Decorative map of Wales from the rare English edition of Jodocus Hondius's "Atlas Minor" published in London by Michael Sparke. Descriptive text in English on the verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: WCTS1411
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : Wales
Date: 1688      Size: 6 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Miniature map of Wales from Morden's "Geography Rectified". The main source of the map is most likely to have been Nicolas Sanson, who produced a map of just Wales in the mid 17th century. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: WCTS1420
Cartographer: Franz Von Reilly
Title: : Das Furstenthum Wales
Date: 1789      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Vienna
Description: Wales. Featuring an inset of the Isle of Man and a decorative cartouche. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WCTS1311
Cartographer: James Pigot
Title: : New Map Of Wales
Date: 1830      Size: 22 x 28 inches
Published: London
Description: A striking, large and detailed map of Wales with a reference panel and elaborate title cartouche. Original colour. (BC)
Map Ref: WCTS1319
Cartographer: Aleph
Title: : Wales
Date: 1869      Size: 8 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: Scarce caricature map of Wales from one of the most famous works of this type "Geographical Fun" published by William Harvey, also known as Aleph, and based on the original drawing by Lilian Lancaster. Printed colour.
Map Ref: WCTS1402