Auction 107, Lot 308

"The Continuation of ye Extended Road From Barnstable to Truro…", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Brittania

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13.7 inches
44.5 x 34.8 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.

A very nice strip-style road map that details the route between Hatherley and westward to Truro with a major crossing on the Camel River. Great detail including villages, bridges, river crossings, hills and much more. Decorated with numerous compass roses and a boldly engraved strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Later coloring.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2004