Auction 132, Lot 426

"[Lot of 2] A New Map of the Roads of England Shewing the Reputed distances from one town to another [and] England",

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1695-1801 (dated)

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1) A New Map of the Roads of England Shewing the Reputed distances from one town to another, by Herman Moll, 1695, black & white, ( 7.5 x 9.5 ). This very rare map is one of the few diagrammatic road maps of England. It was probably based on either William Berry's map of 1679 or John Seller's map of circa 1690. It first appears in the Thesaurus Geographicus, circa 1695 and then was included in the Traveller's Guide, a pocket version of John Ogilby's road maps. The map rarely appears on the market.

2) England, by John Cooke, 1801, original outline color ( 5.5 x 6.2 ). This is a simple little map showing the county divisions and county towns. It is presented in an unusual spherical border. Engraved by John Cooke and published by John Harris.

References: 1) Shirley (BI) Moll 2.

Condition: B+

1) There is a small spot at top and some binding paste residue in the left margin. 2) Faint toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750

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Closed on 6/2/2010

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