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Auction 118, Lot 547

"The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth in Com Salop…", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1677 (circa)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13.5 inches
44.5 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.

This map features two roads beginning at Banbury. The first proceeds in a northeasterly direction, passing through Stratford upon Avon, Bromsgrove and on to Bridgnorth. The other leaves Banbury in an easterly direction through Shipton and ends at Campden. The title cartouche features a great fox hunting scene.


Condition: A

Printed on quality hand-laid paper with a good impression. Small rust spot at bottom neatline. Right original margin is a bit narrow and has been extended to better accommodate framing. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007