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Auction 146, Lot 408

"The Road from Bristol co Glouc: to Banbury com Oxo", Ogilby, John

Subject: Southern England

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13 inches
44.5 x 33 cm
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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.

Attractive strip-style map covering the road from Bristol to Banbury in six strips totaling 74 miles. Each of the six panels has a decorative compass rose to orient the traveler. The title cartouche is flanked by wind-heads and the royal coat of arms.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling and a professionally repaired hole adjacent to Aulsworth with minute loss of image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/4/2013