Rare strip or road map from London to Aberystwyth!

Rare strip or road map from London to Aberystwyth!




Ogilby, John: The Road from London to Aberystwyth on the Sea Coast com. Cardigan……Oxford and Worcester…

1675 or later

copper engraved map with old colouring; overall 37 x 47 cm, plate 32 x 45 cm. fold as issued; centrefold reinforced/ repaired; right lower margin re-enforced; edges slightly frayed; some soft creases; some slight browning, soiling; on verso: red ink stamp, slightly shining through on recto; top right corner blue ink stain; o/w vg cond.

One of the most sought after plates from Ogilby’s Britannia: this is plate no. 1 which shows one of the earliest depictions of a waywiser, an instrument for measuring distances. It covers the route from London to Abersytwyth via Harrow, Uxbridge, Amersham, Beaconsfield, High Wickham, Oxford and Islip. The route to Aberystwyth is completed on two following sheets though each map can stand on its own.

Ogilby (1600-1676) was a Scottish translator and cartographer who is best known for publishing the first British strip road atlas.

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