Auction 136, Lot 485

"The Grand Roads of England, Shewing All the Towns you Pass thorough…", Berry, William

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1679 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.5 x 18.5 inches
39.4 x 47 cm

This scarce diagrammatic map depicts the roads in England and Wales that radiate outward from London and includes great detail of the towns along each road. Villages, post-towns, universities, and the locations of Archbishopricks and Bishopricks are all identified, along with the distance between each. Market towns are also shown with the weekday of the market indicated. The map features two decorative cartouches and a thumbnail bird's-eye view of London. Engraved by John Rich.

References: Shirley (BI), Berry 1.

Condition: A

Expert paper repairs to left blank margin.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $3,250

Closed on 6/1/2011