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Auction 188, Lot 382

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambro Britanno", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Wales

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.7 inches
49 x 34.8 cm
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This superb map of Wales is based on Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd, an antiquary and philosopher who is regarded as the first Welsh cartographer. 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.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1B.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with wide original margins. The bottom fold has been professionally repaired, well away from the map.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/22/2022