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Map of Great Britain by Henricus Martellus

Map of Great Britain by Henricus Martellus

Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment

Date: 1490

Shelfmark: Add. MS 15760

Item number: f.53v

Length: 34

Width: 22.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

Henricus Martellus Germanus, otherwise known as Heinrich Hammer, was a German cartographer and book illuminator who worked in Florence between about 1486 and 1500. This map, from an atlas of islands, dates from about 1490 and betrays the influence of Italian maritime charts.

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