"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Derbigiense Cambrobritanno", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm
This map of Wales is based on Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd. At bottom left are the names of the regions in Latin, English and Welsh. The map is elegantly embellished with three strapwork cartouches, a sea monster, sailing ships, and a compass rose. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1B.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with minor printer's ink residue in the sea, a few marginal spots, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.