"[Lot of 5 - Road Maps]", Owen & Bowen
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Britannia Depicta...
Color: Black & White
5.7 x 7.8 inches
14.5 x 19.8 cm
This lot of copper engraved, Ogilby-style strip road maps includes coats-of-arms and descriptive text by John Owen. The first sheet is pages 189 and 190 of The Road from Hereford to Leicester... // A Map of Leicestershire, tracing the route from Hereford to Leicester. The second sheet consists of pages 195 and 196 from The Road from Ipswich to Norwish... // A Map of Suffolk, with a road map extending from Ipswich in Suffolk through Norfolk to the town of Cromer on the coast of the North Sea (here called Main Sea). The third sheet is pages 197 and 198 of The Road from Kings Lyn to Harwich, showing the title, descriptive text about the isles of Man, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey, and more by Owen, and a road map spanning from King's Lynn in Norfolk past Thetford in Suffolk. The road map on pages 201 and 202 from The Road from Kings Lyn to Norwich Continued to Yarmouth... // A Map of Norfolk also begins in King's Lynn and passes through Norwich on the way to Yarmouth. Beginning in Nottingham and traveling through East Stoke, Newark-on-Trent, and Lincoln on the way to Grimsby, the map on pages 207 and 208 of The Road from Nottingham to Grimsby... // A Map of Lincolnshire covers much of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Size varies slightly.
A. [The Road from Hereford to Leicester... // A Map of Leicestershire]
B. [The Road from Ipswich to Norwish... // A Map of Suffolk]
C. [The Road from Kings Lyn to Harwich...]
D. [The Road from Kings Lyn to Norwich Continued to Yarmouth... // A Map of Norfolk]
E. [The Road from Nottingham to Grimsby... // A Map of Lincolnshire]
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-1a.
All of the sheets feature nice impressions and light show-through of text on verso. A few of the sheets have light toning along their edges and some small chips in the blank margins.