"The Roads from Carmarthen to Cardigan, Cardigan to Llanbeder & Llanbeder to Aberistwith in Com Cardigan", Ogilby, John
Period: 1675 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.4 x 13 inches
44.2 x 33 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.
Superb strip-style road map that details the route from Carmeathen to Aberistwith. Each of the seven panels is oriented with a bold compass rose and illustrates the hilly terrain with details of the villages, bridges, castles, forests, etc. The title cartouche features the royal coat-of-arms and is flanked with Neptune on a chariot pulled by sea horses on the left and Venus in her seashell chariot pulled by sea monsters on the right.
Nice impression printed on sturdy paper with wide original margins. There are a couple tiny, professionally repaired edge tears, well away from the map and a small hole repaired in an unengraved area at center.