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OGILBY, John.

Plate 92: The Road from CHELMSFORD in ESSEX to ST. EDMONDS-BURY in SUFFOLK & SAFFRON-WALDEN in ESSEX

Plate 92 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."

Published: Britannia 1675, first edition.

Stock code: 58658

Price: £320

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This handsome road map is 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 Chelmsford to Saffron Walden. The route is shown in six 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.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; light offsetting; wide margins. Size: 43.5 x 33.5 cm.

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