Humphrey Llwyd – Inventor of Britain

Date / time: 31 May, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Humphrey Llwyd - Inventor of Britain

The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales present, in association with the AHRC funded project “Inventor of Britain: The Complete Works of Humphrey Llwyd”


The Wales Map Symposium 2019“: Humphrey Llwyd – Inventor of Britain”

31st May 2018, 9.30-12.30, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU

Theme: Humphrey Llwyd – Inventor of Britain – An appraisal of the work and influence of the father of Welsh cartography.

Presentations (morning):

  • Humphrey Llwyd and his Mapping Worlds, Keith Lilley, Professor of Historical Geography, Queen’s University Belfast
  • The whole world in his hands: Abraham Ortelius and his Theatrum orbis terrarum, Joost Depuydt, Curator of Typographical and Technical Collections, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp.
  • Humphrey Llwyd ac Enwau Lleoedd (Humphrey Llwyd and place names), James January-McCann, Place Names Officer, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Gallery talk (afternoon):During the afternoon there will be an opportunity to have a guided tour around the Humphrey Llwyd exhibition with Huw Thomas, the Map Curator at the National Library of Wales. There will be four tours 1.30, 2.30 (Welsh), 3.30 and 4.30pm. Tours last approximately 40 minutes followed by a brief talk about the houses of Humphrey Llwyd by Richard Suggett to accompany a display in the reading room of the Royal Commission. Only 20 people per tour, booking essential on the day – first come, first served.

Tickets available for £10 (including morning refreshments) For tickets telephone: 01970 632 548 or

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