The Road from York to West-Chester…
This handsome road map is from John Ogilby’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 York to Warrington. The route is shown in seven 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. Major towns featured include: York, Leeds, Rochdale, Manchester and Warrington.
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Size: 380 480 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Good. Map has been cleaned, and had minor professional repairs to margins.