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An early road map of Essex and Kent

Stock No. 8994 Category: Tags: , , , , Cartographer: OGILBY, John.

The Road from Chelmsford in Essex to Maldon/Raleigh/Gravesend... With a branch from Canterbury to Deal...
London, c.1675, second state. Old colour with additions. 330 x 445mm.

£280

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Three short routes from Chelmsford, in turn to Malden, Raleigh and Gravesend. Then the route from Canterbury via Sandwich to Deal then on to Dover.

Plate 93 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first road atlas of England & Wales, first published in 1675. It was only after his work that roads started being shown on county maps. The routes are shown on scroll-like strips, with a decorative title cartouche, in this case depicting Posidon and Venus in chariots drawn by sea horses and sea monsters.

Additional information

Cartographer

Date

1675

Extra Info

The Road from Chelmsford in Essex to Maldon/Raleigh/Gravesend… With a branch from Canterbury to Deal…

Publication

London, c.1675, second state. Old colour with additions. 330 x 445mm.

Condition

A good example.

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