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Map of England and Wales

Map of England and Wales

Writer: Lombard, William

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1568

Shelfmark: 508.c.7

Item number: f. 9v

Length: 19.2

Width: 12.1

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

This untitled map is the work of the antiquary William Lambard and was published in London in 1568. It shows England and Wales with parts of southern Scotland, eastern Ireland and north west France. The general outline of the map and the orientation suggest that its source was a manuscript map, drawn on vellum for William Cecil Lord Burghley in about 1564 by Laurence Nowell, a friend of Lambard's. Nowell's map is remarkably detailed, contrasting with Lambard's map which gives simply the names of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, some other localities and rivers, though these are not named. Despite these inadequacies this map has some significance as it is the first map of the area printed and published in England.

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