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The Road From London To St. Davids (pl 14)

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The Road From London To St. Davids (pl 14) : J. Ogilby

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John Ogilby (1600-1676) had a variety of colourful careers (not invariably ending in disaster) before he embarked on a career as a surveyor and cartographer. He was a sometimes dancing master, poet, translator, historian, printer, publisher, Royal Cosmographer (1671), Master of the King's Revels in Ireland, founder manager and director of Dublin's first theatre and surveyor to the City of London, as well as a cartographer! Ogilby is perhaps best known for this series of road-maps entitled the "Britannia", which was the first road-atlas of any country, published in 1675. Besides being very detailed for the period, the maps being at the newly accepted statute mile to one inch, the concept of depicting roads in linear form, with symbols defining gradients, forests, parks, woods and rivers became a standard for centuries to come. John Ogilby's "Britannia" covered the main roads and their cross routes around England and Wales, with many routes shown in multiple sheets. This is the first sheet, beginning with an impressive plan of London from the east, the road travels west through Hammersmith, Brentford, Hounslow, Maidenhead, Henley, Dorchester and ends at Abingdon. The map has some minor marginal restoration and attractive hand-colour.
region: Berkshire
mapmaker: J. Ogilby  
place and date of publication: London 1675 - 1698
medium and colour: copperplate , coloured
size in mm: 380 by 480mm (15 by 19 inches).
ref: 41929

Price: £ 340£ 204

 
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