Friday, January 14, 2011

Sir Thomas Smith map detail, 1572

GCSE Latin was 24 years ago, so I won't hazard much of a translation of this - a detail from a beautiful map of Ireland dated 1572, referring to Sir Thomas Smith's attempt to colonise the Ards with Englishmen: "Hanc insule partem Anglis incolendam dedet Elisabetha Anglie regina Coloniaque duceta est Dno Smetho equite aurato 1572"



Philip Robinson said...

Mark, I see the only Co. Antrim port marked besides Carrick is Portmuck!!

Mark Thompson said...

Well spotted!