CONTIUNATION (SIC) OF THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO BARWICK, BEGINNING AT TUXFORD. & EXTENDING TO YORK. THE, PLATE 3D.

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John Ogilby

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Contiunation (sic) of the Road from London to Barwick, Beginning at Tuxford. & extending to York. The, Plate 3d.

Copper engraving, hand colored, 1675-76.
Image size 12 1/2 x 17 1/4" (320 x 440 mm).
Good condition with modern hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 61321
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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