Auction 111, Lot 371

"The Road from London to Aberistwith on the Sea Coast Com Cardigan Wherein are Included the Roads to Oxford and Worcester", Gardner, Thomas

Subject: England

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: A Pocket-guide to the English Traveller

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 6.7 inches
26.7 x 17 cm

Lovely road map from this very scarce work, which is rarely seen on the market. The map is very similar to Ogilby's road maps in style and decoration, but on a reduced scale. Beginning in London, the road winds its way through villages, woods, hills, and parks to the city of Oxford. Terrific plan of London in the first panel and Oxford in the final one. Includes the towns of Uxbridge, Beaconsfield, High Wickham, and Tetswirth. Very decorative chart with scroll-like panels and six compass roses.

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Condition: A

Lovely impression and coloring.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/8/2005

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