Auction 116, Lot 438

"The Road from London to Kingslyn com. Norf.", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675-98 (published)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.2 x 13.3 inches
43.7 x 33.8 cm

This beautiful map is a continuation of the road from London to the northeast through Cambridge and Ely, to Kings Lynn. Of particular interest are the large plans of Cambridge, Ely and Lyn. Barkway, Hawston, Newton, Denney Abby, Chetsham, Littleport, Houghton Chapel, and many more are also located. This handsome chart presents a continuous scroll in six sections, each embellished by a compass rose with fleur-de-lys. The title cartouche has a coat of arms.

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Condition: B

Fine impression with original margins and a large watermark. A hint of toning and surface soil and mounting tape show-through at upper corners, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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