Plate 47: The Road from LONDON to OAKEHAM in Com. Rutland Continued to Richmond in Yorkshire. Plate 48: The Extended Road from Oakham to Richmond in Yorkshire. Comencing at Oakham aforesaid & Extending to Barnsley in Yorkshire. Plate 49: The continuation of the extended Road from OAKEHAM in Rutland to RICHMOND Com. Ebor. Plate 3d & last Commencing at Barnesley in com. Ebor and Extending to RICHMOND aforsaid.
Plate 47, 48 and 49 from "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."
These handsome road maps are from John Ogilvy’s Britannia, which was the first survey of the roads of England and Wales. It was also the first graphic delineation of roads which established the practice of representing the road on the continuous unfolding strip. It shows the journey from London to Oakeham and further to Richmond in Yorkshire on three separate plates. The route is shown in strips, mile by mile, showing every town, village, wood and milestone along the way. Each strip has a compass rose showing north. Large decorated title cartouche at top centre with royal arms below on each plate.
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Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; light offsetting; wide margins. Size: 44 x 32.5 cm. each