ROAD FROM LONDON TO HOLY-HEAD CO ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES... THE, PLATE 21.

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John Ogilby

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Road from London to Holy-head co Anglesey, North Wales... The, Plate 21.

Copper engraving, hand colored, 1675 (-76).
Image size 12 1/4 x 17 1/8" (310 x 434 mm).
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 79191
Price: $485.00
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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