19th Century Welsh-language map of South America
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'Intriguing' Welsh maps of the world go on sale

Rare maps translated into Welsh 200 years ago are being put up for sale.

They were the work of publisher and educator Robert Roberts, from Holyhead, Anglesey, who produced them in the early 19th Century.

The maps, including North America, Africa, Asia and South America, are among only a handful printed in Welsh during the period.

Colwyn Bay auctioneer David Rogers-Jones told BBC Radio Wales that based on his experience the maps were unique.

They were later told for a total of £1,600.

  • 01 Jul 2014
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