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Auction 97, Lot 311

"The Roads from Kendal in Westmer. to Cockermouth and Egremond to the City of Carlisle in Cumberland", Ogilby, John

Subject: England

Period: 1675-98 (published)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13.2 inches
44.5 x 33.5 cm

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.

This road winds through the mountainous terrain beginning at Kendal through the towns of Ambleside, Cockermouth, Egremont. Cockermouth and ending at Carlisle. Fine strapwork and garland style cartouche. Couple of filled worm tracks in margins.


Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001