"[Lot of 3 - Road Maps]", Owen & Bowen
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Britannia Depicta...
Color: Black & White
5.4 x 7.8 inches
13.7 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, pages 87 and 88 from The Roads from London to Boston &c. Comencing at Stilton..., features the title, a portion of Owen's description of London, and a road map that spans from Stilton in the historic county of Huntingdonshire to Spalding in Lincolnshire. The second and third sheets contain all but the title page in the series The Road from London to Carlisle... // A Map of Staffordshire. Covering about 200 miles of English countryside, this road map extends from Darlaston to Carlisle, moving through the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland. Size varies slightly.
A. [The Roads from London to Boston &c. Comencing at Stilton...]
B. [The Road from London to Carlisle... // A Map of Staffordshire]
C. [The Road from London to Carlisle... // A Map of Staffordshire]
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-1a.
Dark impressions with light show-through of text on verso, tiny chips and/or binding holes along the left edges of the sheets, minor printer's ink residue, and a stain on the first sheet.