Idris Mathias’ Manuscript Map of the Lower Teifi Valley

This fine manuscript map was compiled by the late Idris Mathias of Cardigan. It was conceived in 1945 and took nearly seventeen years to complete. The detailed, colourful map portrays the natural resources of the lower Teifi valley between Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan Bay. The original was drawn on a single roll of cartridge paper, some sixty feet in length and a yard wide. It has been digitized for safekeeping by agreement between Idris and Beryl Mathias, the Welsh Place-Name Society, Ceredigion County Council, and the National Library of Wales.