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Lily, George, active 1528–1559

Britannia insula quae duo regna continet Angliam et Scotiam cum Hibernia adiacente.

Additional Title(s):

Britannia insvla qvae dvo regna continet Angliam et Scotiam cvm Hibernia adiacente

[Rome] : [s.n.], MDLVI [1556]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 47.9 x 34.5 cm, on sheet 53.3 x 40.0 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2010 1f
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:3,100,000] -- (W 11°0ʹ0ʺ--E 4°30ʹ0ʺ/N 62°0ʹ0ʺ--N 49°0ʹ0ʺ)
A re-engraving, at a smaller size, of George Lily's map of the British Isles (first published in 1546), with a few minor alterations. In this version, the orientation is rotated so that north is at the top of the map.
The publisher and engraver are unidentified.
As this map bears a pontifical privilege, it probably was issued at Rome.
Shirley, R.W. Early printed maps of the British Isles, 1477-1650 (1991 edition), 60
Lynam, E. The map of the British Isles of 1546, p. 6
BAC: British Art Center copy is uncolored.
Subject Terms:
British Isles -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Maps -- British Isles -- 1556.
Maps -- Great Britain -- 1556.
Engravings -- 1556.
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