Rare Old Map of Wales by Jean Blaeu, 1645 - from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive Atlas Novus
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Back in medieval times Latin was the language of maps, and Wallia was the medieval Latin name for 'Wales'. The map's full name, 'WALLIA PRINCIPATUS Vulgo WALES' means 'The principality of Wallia, commonly known as Wales'.
Most of the place names are in recognisable English, however! By 1645, many of Wales' most well known towns and villages already exist. From Abergavenny to Hay, Caernarfon to Denbigh. Cardiff, Newport and Chepstow are all clearly visible along the south coast, as are all of the little villages on the west coast in Pembrokeshire.
This map would certainly make a nice gift for anyone in Wales, or someone who has Wales close to their heart.
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