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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

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 ($242 • €204 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 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Early road map of the roads from Marlborough to Bristol and on to Huntspill]
The continuation of the Road from London to Bristol... Continued to Huntspil London, c.1675, second state. Old colour with additions. 330 x 445mm.
The second sheet of two covewring the road from London to Bristol, beginning at Marlborough and following the A4 road through Beckhampton, Cherhill and Chippenham to Bristol. An extension continues past Axbridge to Huntspill near the Severn in Somerset. Plate 11 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. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 16323]    £250.00 ($336 • €284 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 ($296 • €250 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 ($269 • €227 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 ($377 • €318 rates)


OGILBY, John. [An early road map of York to Chester-le-Street]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From York to Chester-le-Street, via Darlington & Durham. Plate 8 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: 15323]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


OGILBY, John. [Facsimile of Ogilby's 'Britannia' road atlas]
Britannia Vol 1. or an Illustration of ye Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales By a Geographical or Historical Description of the Principal Roads. London: Arthur Duckham, 1939. Oblong 4to, original cloth gilt; descriptive label on front pastedown; pp. (7)+101 facsimile road maps. A few signs of age.
A facsimile of Europe's first printed road atlas, originally published 1675, with a general map and 100 plates of the roads of England and Wales, shown as strip maps on trompe l'oeil scrolls. When Duckham's original copy of the Britannia came up at auction it was described as the only known example in contemporary colour.
[Ref: 18243]    £48.00 ($65 • €55 rates)


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