"The Road from London to Carlisle…", Ogilby, John
Period: 1675 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 13.2 inches
41.9 x 33.5 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.
Handsome road map covering the road from Darleston bridge to Garstang. Rural farming scenes surround the title cartouche.
Backed with Japanese tissue repairing a 1" tear entering map at bottom.