"The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick Beginning at York and extending to Chester in ye Street", Ogilby, John
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 12.5 inches
44.5 x 31.8 cm
Handsome road map in the pictorial style pioneered by Ogilby with the road laid out in several ribbon-like panels. The map begins in York (mile 192 from London) and proceeds in a northerly direction, through several small towns to Chester at mile 268. Along the route are Burrowbriggs, Topcliff, Darlington, Durham and more. Each of the six panels has a decorative compass rose to orient the traveler. The title is bounded by fancy, flourishing elements and figures. This is "Plate the 2d".
A little overall soiling or toning, but not distracting. Title and page number in old ink on verso with light bleed through in blank upper margin, and two old hinge tape remnants on verso at upper edge.