THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO ABERISTWITH ... WHERIN ARE INCLUDED THE ROADS TO OXFORD AND WORCESTER

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John Ogilby

Artist's Biography

The Road from London to Aberistwith ... wherin are Included the Roads to Oxford and Worcester

Copper plate engraving 1675 (-76).
Image 12 1/8 x 17" (30.8 x 43.3 cm) plus margins.
Good condition and color save for occasional minor fox mark.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94166
Price: $425.00
Publisher :
Strip road map from Ogilby's "Britannia," London, 1675 (-76). A failed theatrical producer, Ogilby gained success as a cartographer and publisher. He created the road map in England with this work, the first book of road maps anywhere. They are based on surveys conducted between 1669 and 1774. Ogilby conceived each map as a series of scroll strips depicting a portion of the road between different cities. Each strip carries a compass rose to indicate the orientation of that particular stretch. Cities and villages, hills, moors, rivers and rills, bridges, woods, chapels, mills -- all are marked on Ogilby's maps. So influential were they that small copies were issued by Senex and Bowen, and virtually every subsequent English county map depended heavily on Ogilby's road maps. Maps

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