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Facsimile of Ogilby’s ‘Britannia’ road atlas

Stock No. 23868 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: OGILBY, John.

Britannia Vol 1. or an Illustration of ye Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales By a Geographical or Historica Description of the Principal Roads.
London: Alexander Duckham, 1939. Oblong 4to, original cloth gilt; descriptive label on front pastedown; pp. (7)+101 facsimile road maps.

£60

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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.

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Cartographer

Date

1939

Extra Info

Britannia Vol 1. or an Illustration of ye Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales By a Geographical or Historica Description of the Principal Roads.

Publication

London: Alexander Duckham, 1939. Oblong 4to, original cloth gilt; descriptive label on front pastedown; pp. (7)+101 facsimile road maps.

Condition

A good example.

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