"[Lot of 4] London to Birmingham by Buckingham and Banbury [and] [Untitled - Road map from Wendover to Caughton] [and] A Map of Buckinghamshire North West from London [and] Buckinghamshire",
Subject: Southern England
Period: 1720-85 (circa)
A. London to Birmingham by Buckingham and Banbury, by Carrington Bowles, from Paterson's Itinerary, dated 1785, black and white (3.5 x 6.5"). The recto of this sheet contains a strip map from Tring through Aylesbury to Bicester. The verso shows a strip map from Chalfont St. Peter through Amersham and Aylesbury to Padbury, just a few miles south of Buckingham. In the bottom margin on both sides are keys identifying the proprietors of various locations on the maps. Condition: A fine impression on watermarked paper. (A+)
B. [Untitled - Road map from Wendover to Caughton], by Owen & Bowen, from Britannica Depicta or Ogilby Improved, circa 1720, black and white (4 x 6.2"). This strip map depicts the road from Wendover through Alesbury, Buckingham, Banbury, and Stratford upon Avon, to Caughton. Notes regarding each of the towns along the map are included, and on verso is the coat of arms of Banbury. Condition: Watermarked paper with very light toning. (B+)
C. A Map of Buckinghamshire North West from London, by Thomas Badeslade, from Chorographia Britanniae, dated 1742, hand color (5.9 x 5.8"). This miniature map depicts Buckinghamshire showing roads, towns, rivers, and topography. At left is information for each of the towns regarding the number of members they send to Parliament and days on which there are markets and fairs. Condition: Light toning with remnants of cello tape along edges of sheet on verso. (B+)
D. Buckinghamshire, by Anonymous, circa 1720, hand color (4.1x 4.1"). This tiny map of Buckinghamshire shows towns and includes a triangular distance table. Condition: A few spots of foxing. (B+)
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