Auction 146, Lot 420

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo, Denbigiense Cambrobritano", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Wales

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 14.6 inches
49.8 x 37.1 cm

This charming map of Wales is based on the map of Humphrey Lhuyd, 1568, as well as Mercator's 8-sheet wall map of the British Isles circa 1564. It is filled with details of mountain ranges, forests and cities and also shows the coast of Ireland with Dublin located. It is beautifully embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches, a large ship, and two sea monsters. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #21.

Condition: A

Lovely original color on watermarked paper with faint damp stains in blank margins that just enter map border in bottom corners. There is original manuscript text in French on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/4/2013

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