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Early map of the roads from Tuxford – York

Stock No. 16363 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: OGILBY, John.

The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick...
London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.

£220

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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'oeil 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.

Additional information

Dimensions 445 × 330 mm
Cartographer

Date

1675

Extra Info

The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick…

Publication

London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.

Condition

A good example.

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