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Road map, uncoloured engraving, A New Map of the Kingdom
of England and Dominion of Wales, scale about 26 miles to 1
inch, general map for the road book Britannia, by John
Ogilby, London, after 1675.
This is the middle of three editions of the map; two ships in the Irish sea, etc.
|map feature:-||scroll cartouche & coat of arms (royal) & labelled borders & up is N & scale lines & lat and long scales & sea plain & galleons & sea monsters & coast shaded & rivers & country & county & settlements & roads & table of data (roads)|
printed title cartouche, middle right
A New Map / of the Kingdom of / ENGLAND / & Dominion of WALES / Whereon are projected / all ye Principal Roads / Actually Measurd & Delineated / By JOHN OGILBY Esqr. / his Maties. Cosmographer
|scale line:-||50 miles = 48.7 mm|
|map type:-||Ogilby 1675 (Cum/EW/Roads)|
|wxh, map:-||497x376mm (estimate)|
|scale:-||1 to 1700000 ? (1 to 1652304 from middle scale line)|
Road book, Britannia, road strip maps, scale about 1 inch
to 1 mile, including 4 plates with routes in Westmorland,
Cumberland etc, by John Ogilby, London, 1675.
Plates with roads in Westmorland, Cumberland etc are:-
plate 38 is the continuation of the 'Road from London to Carlisle' includes from Garstang through Lancaster, Boulton, and Carnforth, Lancashire; then Burton, Kendal, Shap, Westmorland, and Penrith to Carlisle, Cumberland.
plate 96, the 'Road from Kendal to Cockermouth' includes from Kendal through Stanley ie Staveley, Ambleside, Westmorland; then Keswick to Cockermouth, Cumberland; AND the 'Road from Egremond to Carlisle' from Egremond ie Egremont through Cockermouth to Carlisle, Cumberland.
Plate 62, the road from 'Carlisle ... to Barwick ...' includes from Carlisle; through Jedbrough ie Jedburgh, Kelso, Scotland; to Barwick ie Berwick, Northumberland.
Plate 86, the 'Road from Tinmouth ... to Carlisle ...' includes from Tinmouth ie Tynemouth, through Newcastle, Corbridg, Hexham, and Haltwesell ie Haltwhistle, Northumberland; then via Corbey to Carlisle, Cumberland.
There is also a general map of England and Wales.
Published in 'Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales: By a Geographical and Historical Description of the Principal Roads thereof. Actually Admeasured and Delineated in a Century of Whole-sheet Copper Sculps. Accomodated With the Ichnography of the several Cities and Capital Towns; and Compleated By an Accurate Account of the more Remarkable Passages of Antiquity, Together with a Novel Discourse on the Present State. By John Ogilby Esq; His Majesty's Cosmographer, and Master of His Majesty's Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. London, Printed by the Author at his House in White-Fryers. MDCLXXV.' 1675.
The first edition has a map of England showing the routes, there is an illustrated title page, a dedication to Charles II whose coat of arms is on each map, preface, list of post roads etc; each route is described in text pages; the atlas size is 11 x 17 ins; the maps are strip maps of roads at a scale 1 inch to 1 mile, accurately measured.
Published in a ?second edition in 1675, with plate numbers.
Published again in 1675 in 'Itinerarium Angliae: or, A Book of Roads, Wherein are Contain'd The Principal Road Ways of His Majesty's Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales: Actuall Admeasured and Delineated in a Century of Whole-sheet Copper Sculps, and Illustrated with the Ichnography of the several Cities and Capital Towns. By John Ogilby Esq ... London, Printed by the Author at his House in White-Fryers. M.D.C.LXXV.'
The 3rd edition is a reprint without the text pages, with different general text (see Chubb).
Published in a reprint 1698, 'Britannia: or, the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, actually survey'd with a Geographical and Historical Description of the Principal Roads ... By John Ogilby, Esq., Cosmographer to Charles the Second. London: Printed for Abel Swall at the Unicorn in Pater-noster-row, and Robert Morden, at the Atlas in Cornhill, MDCXCVIII.' 1698.
The 1698 reprint has the original plates with reduced text.
There are series of closely derived versions of these maps published in the early 18th century, by Gardner, Senex, Bowen, etc
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