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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from York to Lancaster]
The Road from York to Lancaster. London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, via Knaresborough, Skipton, Settle & Hornby. Plate 21 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche featuring local dress and allegorical figures. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15090]    £270.00 ($363 • €307 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Bristol to Weymouth]
The Road from Bristol to Weymouth... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, via Wells, Glastonbury & Crewkerne. Plate 60 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative strapwork title cartouche. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15096]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from London to Abingdon]
The Road from London to St. Davids... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The first sheet of four of the roads from London to St David's in Pembrokeshire, reaching Abingdon via Hammersmith, 'Istleworth, vulgo Thistleworth', Hounslow, 'Slow', Maidenhead, Henley & Dorchester-on-Thames. Plate 14 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15098]    £350.00 ($471 • €398 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Banbury to Bridgnorth & Chipping Campden]
The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Repair to centre fold.
A road map showing the routes from Banbury to Bridgenorth and Banbury to Chipping Campden. Among the places marked are Stratford-upon-Avon, Bromsgrove & Kidderminster. Plate 13 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche featuring fox-hunting. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15089]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of roads from London to Rye]
The Road from London to Rye in Com. Sussex... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, via New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley & Tunbridge. Rye was still on the coast, before the harbour silted up. Plate 31 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche featuring putti with surveyor's tools including a chain and pair of compasses. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15100]    £380.00 ($511 • €432 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the road from London to Towcester]
The Road from London to Holy-Head co: Anglesey... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
London to Towcester, via Islington, Highgate, High Barnet, St Albans & Dunstable. The road also goes through Milton Keynes without noticing, via Fenny Stratford, Bletchley & Stony Stratford. Plate 21 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The route is shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche, in this case divided into two parts: on the right is Ogilby pushing a 'way-wiser' (surveyor's wheel), a rider with a dioptra and a putti with a surveyor's chain; on the left is a post rider blowing a horn and putti with grapes and other produce. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15101]    £420.00 ($565 • €477 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of London to Andover]
The Road from London to the Lands End ... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
This is the route through Middlesex, Surrey and Hampshire between London and Andover, taking in Hounslow, Staines and Basingstoke. With an allegorical title cartouche. Plate 25 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', 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 as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15335]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of Chelmsford to Bury St Edmunds and Saffron Walden]
The Road from Chelmsford in Essex to St. Edmonds-Bury in Suffolk & Safron-Walden in Essex London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
Two complete routes, also marking Braintree, Thaxted & Dunmow. The title cartouche is a pastoral scene. Plate 92 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', 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 as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche, in this case a shepherd, shepherdess and flock of sheep. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15324]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Meriden to Shrewsbury amd Welshpool]
The Road from London to Shrewsbury Continued to Welshpool... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Meriden to Shrewsbury, via Birmingham & Bridgnorth, then on to Welshpool. Plate 50 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', 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 as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15325]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Newmarket to Wells and Bury]
The Road from London to Wells in Norfolk and St Edmons Bury in Suffolk. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Newmarket to Wells via Swaffham; and Newmarket to Bury-St-Edmunds. Plate 52 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', 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 as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche, in this case a shepherd, shepherdess and flock of sheep. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15326]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


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