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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

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 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from York to Chester-le-Street]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Chester-le-Street to Berwick-on-Tweed, via Newcastle, Morpeth and Alnwick. Plate 9 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: 15304]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Shreswbury to Holywell and Chester]
The Roads from Shrewsbury and Chester to Holywel com. Flint. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
Two complete routes, also marking Wrexham & Flint. Plate 98 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: 15305]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Nottingham to Grimsby]
The Road from Nottingham to Grimsby... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, via Stoke, Newark & Lincoln. Plate 78 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, in this case featuring water-fowl hunting with dogs and hawks. 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: 15307]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Bristol to Ludlow]
The Road from Bristol com. Glos to West-Chester... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Bristol to Ludlow, via Chepstow, Monmouth & Hereford. Plate 56 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: 15308]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Oakham to Barnsley]
The Extended Road from Oakham to Richmond in Yorkshire... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Oakham to Barnsley, via Melton Mowbray and Nottingham. Plate 48 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, in this case featuring spinxes. 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: 15309]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Abingdon to Monmouth]
The continuation of the Road from London to St. Davids... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Abingdon to Monmouth, via Lechlade, Fairford & Gloucester. Plate 16 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: 15312]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Andover to Crewkerne]
The Continuation of the Road from London to the Lands End Plate 2.d... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From Andover to Crewkerne ('Crookhorn') to Plymouth on the A30, via Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. Plate 26 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: 15313]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of Chester to Cardiff]
The Road from Chester to Cardiff, in com. Glamorgan.. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, crossing Chester, Wrexham, Ruabon, Llanfylen, Newtown, Llanbader to Cardiff. Plate 63 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: 15333]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of Monmouth to Llanbeder]
The Road from Monmouth to Llanbeder... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, Monmouth and Lampeter passing through Abergavenny and Brecon. Plate 77 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 mountain gats and putti. 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: 15334]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


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