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George Lily, who signed
his work 'GLA' (Georgius Lilius Anglus). Lily, an English Catholic,
went into exile to Rome as part of the entourage of Cardinal Pole. According
to Lynam, Lily may have worked as an "editor of maps issued under the auspices
of the Church" (5), associated with the Rome publisher Michele Tramezini.
Lily's most famous map was his 'Britanniae Insulae Quae Nunc Angliae
Et Scotiae Regna Continet Cum Hibernia Adiacente Nova Descriptio', dated
1546. Although unsigned, it may have been engraved by Nicolas Beatrizet,
and was probably published by Tramezini. Lily's original is of great
rarity, but subsequent mapmakers of the school copied its delineation,
Two other maps that bear Lily's his monogram are Pirro Ligorio's 'Vrbis
Romae Sitvs...', published by Tramezini in 1552, and his own 'Nova Germaniae
Descriptio...', engraved by Beatrizet and published by Tramezini in 1553.
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