Auction 107, Lot 309

"The Road from London to Carlisle…", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue repairing a 1" tear entering map at bottom.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/9/2004

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