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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [An early road map of York to Warrington]
The Road from York to West-Chester... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From York to Warrington, via Leeds, Rochdale & Manchester. Plate 89 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 rustic figures. 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: 15327]    £320.00 ($425 • €366 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of King's Lynn to Norwich and Great Yarmouth]
The Road from King's Lyn to Norwich continued to Yarmouth in Norfolk... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, via Thetford and Ipswich. Plate 76 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: 15328]    £220.00 ($292 • €251 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of King's Lynn to Harwich]
The Road from King's Lyn Co. Norf. to Harwich... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Printer's crease through title.
The complete route, via Thetford and Ipswich. Plate 75 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: 15331]    £220.00 ($292 • €251 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from London to Marlborough]
The Road from London to the City of Bristol. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Narrow right margin.
The first part of the route from London to Bristol, via Kensington, Hammersmith, Maidenhead, Newbury, Hungerford, ending at Marlborough. Plate 10 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.
[Ref: 15346]    £450.00 ($598 • €514 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Garstang to Carlisle]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Carlisle... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Garstang to Carlisle via Lancaster, Kendal, Thrimby and Penrith. Plate 38 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: 15351]    £180.00 ($239 • €206 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Oxford to Chichester]
The Road from Oxford to Chichester.... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route between Oxford and Chichester via Newbury and Basingstoke. Plate 81 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: 15364]    £380.00 ($505 • €434 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Tynemouth to Carlisle]
The Road from Tinmouth in Northumberld. to the City of Carlisle .... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Tynemouth to Carlisle, via Newcastle, Hexham and Hadrian's Wall. Plate 86 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: 15382]    £250.00 ($332 • €286 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of St Albans - Oakham]
The Road from London to Oakeham. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From St Albans to Oakham, via Luton, Bedford & Kettering. Plate 47 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 rustic figures. 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: 15293]    £240.00 ($319 • €274 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Oxford to Coventry and Derby]
The Road from Oxford to Coventry continued to Darby... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Repaired tear in margin.
The complete route, via Banbury, & Ashby-de-la-Zouche. Plate 82 of 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: 15299]    £300.00 ($398 • €343 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Barnsley to Richmond]
The continuation of the extended Road from Oakeham in Rutland to Richmond... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Narrow top margin due to the size of the plate.
From Barnsley to Richmond, Yorks, via Halifax & Skipton. Plate 49 of 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: 15300]    £220.00 ($292 • €251 rates)


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