Britanniae insulae quae nunc Angliae et Scotiae regna continet cum Hibernia adjacente nova descriptio.
- Romae : [s.n.], MDXLVI 
- Physical Description:
- 1 map on 2 sheets ; 51.8 x 72.2 cm, on sheet 56.2 x 76.3 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio C 2009 4d Copy 1Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Maps & Atlas (printed)
- Scale [ca. 1:1,830,000] -- (W 11°0ʹ0ʺ--E 4°30ʹ0ʺ/N 62°0ʹ0ʺ--N 49°0ʹ0ʺ)
- By George Lily.
The engraver was probably Nicolas Beatrizet. Cf. Shirley.
Includes brief descriptions of England, Scotland, and Ireland in the cartouches.
Relief shown pictorially.
The map includes symbols for metropolitan towns, episcopal towns, county capitals, and castles.
Bar scale in miles.
Selected exhibitions: "The Mapmaker's art: 300 years of British cartography" (Yale Center for British Art, January 17-March 12, 1989).
Shirley, R.W. Early printed maps of the British Isles, 1477-1650 (1991 edition), 41
Lynam, E. The map of the British Isles of 1546.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is uncolored. On sheet 55.3 x 76.5 cm.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is hand colored. On sheet 55.8 x 76.3 cm.
First separately printed map of the British Isles. Oriented so that Britain lies on its side with its western part and Ireland at the top of the map. The outline of England and Wales follows a map that appeared in a 1540 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia by Sebastian Münster, but with many more place names and distinct topographical features. The depiction of Ireland remains shapeless, but Scotland is relatively well represented.
- Subject Terms:
- British Isles -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
- Maps -- British Isles -- 1546.
Maps -- Great Britain -- 1546.
Engravings -- 1546.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1546.
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Lily, George, active 1528-1559, Britanniae insulae quae nunc Angliae et Scotiae regna continet cum Hibernia adjacente nova descriptio, MDXLVI