Auction 146, Lot 409

"The Road from Oxford to Chichester. Containing 60 Comp. & 80 Meas.d Miles", Owen & Bowen

Subject: Southern England

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Britannica Depicta or Ogilby Improved

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 7.2 inches
11.9 x 18.3 cm

Copper engraved sheet with the title cartouche and the arms of the Colleges in Cambridge on one side and a road map, from Oxford to Newbury on verso. There is an interesting notation that the famous 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer worked on his masterpieces at Donnington Castle. Three compass roses and coat of arms decorate the map.

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Condition: A

Very attractive color on watermarked paper with remnants of cello tape confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/4/2013

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