Cambriae Typus

Reference: MAP 5007 

This is the earliest printed map specifically of Wales and was compiled by Humphrey Llwyd (1527–1568) shortly before his death. It was first published in 1573 by Abraham Ortelius. Cambriae Typus is the first printed map to show Wales as a separate region and although it has many inaccuracies e.g. showing Wales as extending to the River Severn (and therefore including large parts of what is now known as England), it was a great improvement on earlier maps. In Cambriae Typus, Llwyd focused on creating a historical and cultural map rather than portraying the contemporary political situation.