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Auction 94, Lot 242

"The Road from Whitby in Com. Ehor. to Durham", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675-98 (published)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13.3 inches
44.5 x 33.8 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.

The hilly countryside is wonderfully shown on this map as the road winds through Whitby, Guisborough, Stockton, Durham, Sunderland, and Tynemouth. Strapwork and garland style cartouche.


Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $425 - $475

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/7/2001