Auction 107, Lot 310

"The Road from Tinmouth in Northumberld to the City of Carlisle in Cumberland", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Brittania

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 13 inches
45.2 x 33 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 fine road map that details the route between Tynemouth on the North Sea and west across England to Carlisle with good detail of Newcastle. Great detail including villages, bridges, river crossings, hills and much more. Decorated with numerous compass roses and a boldly engraved strapwork title cartouche featuring the royal coat of arms. Complete with the original text sheet that describes the journey.


Condition: B

Good impression with full margins and freshened coloring. Scattered toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/9/2004