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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from St Davids to Tal-y-bont]
The Road from St Davids com Penbroke to Holywell ... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from St Davids, via Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan to Tal-y-bont. With an allegorical title cartouche. Plate 66 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: 15337]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of roads between Islip to Bromyard]
The Continuation of ye Road from London to Aberystwyth ... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Repaired tear in margin
The second of three maps showing the route between London and Aberystwyth, taking in Islip, Moreton in Marsh, Pershore, Worcester and Bromyard. Plate 2 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, here uninked.
[Ref: 15339]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from Ferrybridge to Boroughbridge and Barnard Castle]
The Road from Ferrybridge to Boroughbridge Continued to Barnard Castle... Compleated with the Branch from Ferrbybridge to Wakefield. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Repair at centre fold.
Two complete routes, also marking Ripon, Richmond & Pontefract. Plate 95 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: 15316]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early map of the roads from York to Whitby & Scarborough]
The Roads from York to Whitby and Scarborough in York Shi. London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The complete route, with a spur from New Malton to Scarborough. Plate 100 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, this being one of the four plates with the way-wiser (surveyor's wheel). 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, in this case uninked.
[Ref: 15321]    £380.00 ($511 • €432 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Bridgwater to Barnstable, continued to Hatherleigh]
The Continuation of ye Road from London to Barstaple ... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
This map shows the route between Bridgwater and Barnstaple passing through Dulverton and South Molton. With a continuation strip from Barnstaple to Hatherleigh. Plate 33 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: 15342]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Chipping Campden to Montgomery]
The Road from London to Montgomery North Wales... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
Route from the Four Shire Stone, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, to Montgomery. Passing Evesham, Worcester and Ludlow on the way. Plate 44 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: 15344]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Stilton to Tuxford]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick. London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Stilton to Tuxford via Stamford, Grantham and Newark. Plate 6 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: 15349]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Briton Ferry to St Davids]
The Continuation of the Road from London to St Davids ... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Burton (Briton) Ferry to St. Davids via Swansea, Kidwelly (Cydwelli) and Haverfordwest. Plate 17 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: 15352]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Basingstoke to Weymouth]
The Road from London to Weymouth... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Basingstoke in Hampshire to Weymouth in Dorset, passing Stockbridge, Blandford and Dorchester. Plate 53 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: 15360]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Ludlow to Chester]
The continuation of the Road from Bristol to Chester... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route from Ludlow to Chester, through Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. Plate 57 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: 15363]    £260.00 ($350 • €295 rates)


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