Auction 119, Lot 470

"The Continuation of the Road from London to Holyhead", Gardner, Thomas

Subject: England

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: A Pocket-guide to the English Traveller

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 6.2 inches
26.7 x 15.7 cm

Small, strip-style road map from this very scarce work. The map is very similar to Ogilby's maps in style and decoration, but on a reduced scale. Beginning at mile 61 from London, the road winds its way through villages, woods, hills, and parks to the city of Litchfield. Includes nice plans of Coventry and Lichfield. Very decorative chart with scroll-like panels and six compass roses.

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Condition: A

Lovely impression printed on quality hand-laid paper. Tiny centerfold separation repaired on verso with archival tissue.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 5/9/2007

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