1573 Ortelius - Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense
Ortelius England and Wales with elaborate cartouche
Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense
Antwerp, 1573 or later
38 x 47 cm (15 x 18.5 in)
The first publication, by Abraham Ortelius, of the Welsh historian and topographer Humphrey Lluyd's important map of England and Wales, improving on the Mercator-Ortelius outline, and with notable decorative features.
The map appeared in the first supplement to Ortelius's atlas in 1573, and in subsequent editions of the atlas perhaps as late as 1612. It is not known the exact date of issue of the present map.
Verso repair at lower central crease, mild soiling, very good, attractive.
Karrow 50/3.1; Shirley 98 et seq., Plate 25. Van den Broecke 19.