Map of Ireland in 1573 - Historia Posters
Map of Ireland in 1573 - Historia Posters

Map of Ireland in 1573

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"Hiberniae, Britannicae Insvlae nova descripto".

Hibernia is the Latin name for the island of Ireland. The Roman historian Tactitus, in his book Agricola (c. 98 AD), used the name Hibernia.
This map is agreed by historians to be the earliest obtainable map of Ireland. It was published in 1570 by Abraham Ortelius, a Flemish cartographer and generally regarded as the father of modern cartography. He ushered in the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography when he published the world’s first modern Atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, of which this map belongs to.  
The map was oriented with north to the right because it predates the convention of north to the top. It shows Ireland in the midst of the Elizabethan Wars, showing the principal Territorial divisions, towns, castles, and the families in control of them. 



Product Info: 

Prints: Museum quality prints on thick and durable matte paper which are acid-free. They are made to last longer than the antique posters themselves. 

Canvas: Poly-cotton blend canvas that is about 20 millimeters thick and is fade resistant. They are professionally hand-stretched and glued to solid wooden bars and are treated with a matte finish coating. 

Frames: Lightweight and durable frames with acrylite front protector that are shatterproof and optically pure.