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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Cambridge to Coventry]
The Road from Cambridge to Coventry... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The road between between Cambridge and Coventry. Plate 61 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: 15373]    £280.00 ($370 • €327 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Carlisle and Berwick upon Tweed]
The Road from Carlisle com. Cumbr. to Barwick upon Tweed .... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
This map shows the route between Carlisle and Berwick upon Tweed passing through Jedburgh and Kelso. Plate 62 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: 15375]    £220.00 ($291 • €257 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth]
The Road from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth.... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The road to Aberystwyth from Carmarthen, via Cardigan and Lampeter. Plate 91 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 Neptune and Venus in sea-shell chariots. 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: 15377]    £280.00 ($370 • €327 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Gloucester and Coventry]
The Road from Glocester to Coventrey.... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
This map shows the route between Gloucester and Coventry via Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Chipping Campden, Mickleton, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick. Plate 70 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 shepherds and their flock. 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: 15378]    £300.00 ($396 • €351 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Welshpool and Caernarfon]
The Road from Welshpool com. Montgomery to Carnavan.... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The route between Welshpool and Caernarfon passing Dolgellau and Harlech. Plate 87 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 with mountain goats 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: 15379]    £220.00 ($291 • €257 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Llanbadarn Fynydd to Cardiff]
The Continuation of the Road from Chester to Cardiff ... London, c.1675. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The road from Llanbadarn Fynydd to Cardiff via Brecon. Plate 64 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: 15381]    £180.00 ($238 • €210 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from London to Oxford, illustrated with the waywiser cartouche]
The Road from London to Aberistwith... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The first sheet of three showing the route from London to Aberystwyth, beginning in the centre of the City, passing through Uxbridge, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe, ending at Islip, but with a spur to Oxford. Plate 1 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 only four featuring the way-wiser. 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: 16319]    £750.00 ($991 • €877 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from Tuxford - York]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The third sheet of the road from London to Berwick-on-Tweet, showing the route from rom Tuxford to York, via Doncaster and Tadcaster. Plate 7 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 pushing a surveyor's wheel, 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: 16363]    £220.00 ($291 • €257 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early map of the road from Hereford to Leicester]
The Road from Hereford to Leicester London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Slight restoration to centre fold in title.
The complete route from Hereford to Leicester, via Worcester, Bromsgrove and Coventry. Plate 72 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 pushing a surveyor's wheel, 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: 16364]    £200.00 ($264 • €234 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early road map of the roads from London to Stilton in Cambridgeshire]
The Road from London to Barwick... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
A first sheet of five showing the roads from London to Berwick-on-Tweed, reaching Stilton in Cambridgeshire (then in Huntingdonshire), following the modern A1, via Tottenham, Ware & Huntingdon. Plate 29 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 only four featuring the way-wiser. 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 pushing a surveyor's wheel, 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: 16325]    £280.00 ($370 • €327 rates)


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