Auction 107, Lot 317

"The Continuation of the Road from Chester to Cardiff com Glamorgan", Ogilby, John

Subject: Wales

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Brittania

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 13.5 inches
43.7 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.

A lovely pictorial road map that begins in Llanbader Vunneth in Wales and continues to Brecknock, and then on to Cardiff. Decorated with compass roses and a boldly engraved strapwork title cartouche.

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Condition: A

On fine paper with full margins and later coloring.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/9/2004

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