Ogilby’s Road Maps Of England And Wales From Ogilby’s ‘britannia,’ 1675.

OGILBY, JOHN.

£60.00

Publisher

Osprey.

Place

Reading

Date

1971

Synopsis

[1675 title:] britannia, volume the first: or, an illustration of the kingdom of england and dominion of wales: by a geographical and historical description of the principal roads thereof.

Item Description

Folio. 10.5 x 15.5 inches. [18 ] pp. + 100 maps. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt; spine with contrasting black title labels, gilt. Minor wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece, one general map of England and Wales and 100 road maps, each containing six strips per double page. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Facsimile reprint. Published in 'Britannia', the famous strip road maps of John Ogilby (1600-75), Scottish translator and cartographer, were the first engraved sheets to map England's roads. They combine decorative title cartouches with the detailed and practical arrangement of sections or strips,

[Stock No. 26851]

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