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This map of Wales is derived from that by Humphrey Lhuyd as published by Abraham Ortelius, the first modern map of Wales. The copperplates for this work were engraved by Pieter van den Keere, this is in its second state after the shot silk moire effect of the sea has been erased along with Kaerius’ imprint lower left. A rare issue. the The ‘Atlas Minor’ by Johannes Cloppenburg was the least successful of three ‘Minor’ versions of Gerard Mercator’s ‘Atlas’. Published in just three editions, the first was issued in 1630. The reasons for this are unknown but may have something to do with the fact that when the plates reappeared some forty years later, they were in the hands of Johannes Janssonius’ descendants. Janssonius had published a rival slightly smaller atlas in 1628. It is possible he bought this, the largest of the three works. Not in Booth (1977); not in Evans (1964); Roberts (1994) [10]; Koeman ME 205; Shirley (2004) T.Clop 1c.

Cambriae Typus Auctore Humeredo Lhuydo, Denbigiense Cambrobritanno

Amsterdam, 1630-[73]
195 x 255 mm., in recent outline colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10653
£ 295
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