Auction 125, Lot 481

"[Lot of 6 Road Maps]",

Subject: England and Scotland

Period: 1777-96 (published)

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Color: Hand Color

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The tradition of strip-style British road maps began with John Ogilby's Britannia in 1675. In the early part of the 18th century the style and data were copied in a reduced format by several mapmakers in response to public demand for a more portable version. This group of maps includes five maps of England and Scotland from "Paterson's Itinerary" (Vol. 1) published by Bowles & Carver, 1796, (3.4 x 6.4") together with From Mulligar to Athlone (4.5 x 8.3") published in Taylor and Skinner's Maps of the Roads of Ireland in 1777. Each sheet has maps on both sides, one colored with the verso uncolored.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008

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