Auction 101, Lot 304

"The Road from Ferrybridge to Boroughbridge Continued to Barnard Castle…", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675-98 (published)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.6 x 13.5 inches
44.7 x 34.3 cm

John Ogilby's 'Britannia' was published between 1675 and 1698. It is a landmark in the mapping of England and Wales. Its unique format constituted the first national road-atlas of any country in Western Europe. It was composed of maps of seventy-three major roads and cross-roads, presented in a continuous strip-form, on a uniform scale of one inch to a mile. Each beautiful map includes wonderful detail of the countryside with each strip containing a large compass rose to indicate changes in direction.

This map covers seventy-six miles of roads in the county Yorkshire. A windmill is shown four miles east of Pontesract. Eight lovely compass roses in full color. Finely engraved cartouche with gold highlights to the crown.

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Condition: B

Area of printer's creases and a little weak impression in a few areas. Good color and paper.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/4/2002

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