Britanniae insulae quae nunc Angliae et Scotiae regna continet cum Hibernia adiacente nova descriptio…[2]

Map of the British Isles on two sheets. Apart from maps in editions of Ptolemy, this is the earliest known printed map of the British Isles. It has been attributed to George Lily, on account of the initials GLA (Georgius Lilius Anglicanus) included on the map. It is believed that Lily later took the plate to England, since in 1555 the map was reissued by Thomas Gemini, an instrument maker and engraver then working in London. There are other versions of this map at PBC3995(11) and PBC3995(12).

Object Details

ID: PBC5309(26
Type: Map
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Lily, George
Places: British Isles; Ireland
Date made: 1546
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 560 mm x 410 mm; Printed area: 555 mm x 385 mm
Parts: Italian composite atlas (Atlas oversize)

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