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NOTES about HAMPSHIRE from LLOYD'S MAP of ENGLAND, 1573

FA1998.69  
These notes about Hampshire are made from the map of England and Wales by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, published by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573. The map studied is in the Map Collection of Hampshire CC Museums Service, item HMCMS:FA1998.69.
map type: HantsMap & Lloyd 1573
The map size is wxh, folded sheet = 27.5x43cm, wxh, map = 470x361mm. Mostly, only Hampshire is considered, ignoring the rest of the map.

MAP FEATURES

picture frame border    
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The map has a border engraved to look like wooden picture framing.

title cartouche    
strapwork cartouche    

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Printed upper left is a strapwork cartouche supported by naked goddesses, decorated with a few fruits and birds. The title is:-
ANGLIAE REGNI FLORENTISSIMI NOVA DESCRIPTIO, AUCTORE HUMFREDO LHUYD DENBYGIENSIS 1573 Cum Privilegio
The map is by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd. It was published in an atlas by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
The map covers Engalnd and Wales, with the Isle of Man. Parts of Scotland and Ireland are shown in outline with a few places.

orientation    
labelled borders    
up is N    

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The map is printed with north at the top. The four map borders are labelled:-
Septentrio.
short for Septentriones,
Oriens.
Meridies.
Occidens.
North, East, South, West.

scale line    
scale    

Printed upper right is:-
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Scala miliarum Anglicorum
with 80 miles, chequered at 5 mile intervals, labelled at 10 miles intervals. The length of the scale line is uncertain, the ends are slanted! Taking 80 miles = 97 mm gives a scale 1 to 1327294. The map scale is about:-
1 to 1300000
But a better estimate comes from considering the position of a few major towns, giving a map scale about:-
1 to 1500000
24 miles to 1 inch

sea area    
sea pecked    
ships    
sea monsters    

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The sea is engraved with a pecked pattern
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and is decorated with ships - carracks, and a few monstrous fish. Sea areas are labelled, eg:-
OCEANUS BRITANNICUS
For the English Channel.

coast line    
coast shaded    

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The coast is shaded for emphasis.

rivers    
Rivers are drawn with wiggly lines, broad with form lines tapering to a thin line inland. Hampshire has its major river systems, rivers and some tributaries, mostly not labelled. Going round the county they are:-
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River Avon (labelled 'Avon Flu.')
River Stour
River Bourne (near Shipton Bellinger)
River Test
River Dever
River Itchen
Candover Stream
River Hamble
River Meon
Wallington River
River Rother (labelled 'Arun Fl.')
River Wey (northern)
River Hart
River Enborne
etc

relief    
hillocks    

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The map has hillocks to indicate relief, but none in Hampshire.

woods    
forests    

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Tree symbols in groups indicate forests. The only one in Hampshire is:-
Newe forest

county    
County boundaries and names are not shown.

settlements    
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Settlements are positioned by a dot and circle. Each has a tower or towers, but these bear little or no relation to the importance of the place; Winchester has one tower, Wherwell has two. All places are labelled in italic lowercase text.
Places in Hampshire and the part of Dorset which was Hampshire are:-
Alton
Andover
Beauley
Calshot [Calshot Castle]
Cheringthon [Catherington]
Christeschurch
Dipdon [Dibden]
Elyng
Falley [Fawley]
Faranc [Fareham]
Fordy~gbridg
Hallyng
Havant
Herfordbridg
Kyngscler
Lenyngton
Mean [West Meon]
Milton
Mychelden [Micheldever]
Netley
Newton [Newtown]
Odyham
Overton
Peterfeld
Ringwod
Rumsay
Scepley [Sopley]
Soburn [Kings Somborne]
South hampton
Southwik
Tichfeld
Upham
Waltham [Bishops Waltham]
Wherwell
Whytchurch
Wikam
Wynchester


Descriptive Text

The reverse of the map has descriptive text in Latin:-
ANGLIA.
ALBONIS insulae pars Meridionalior, quam vulgus Latinum & exteri fere omnes Angliam vocant, ...
There does not appear to be anything [articularly relevant to Hampshire in the short text.

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MN: 7.10.2001
last edit: 9.10.2001