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Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.

Britannia depicta, or, Ogilby improv'd : being a correct coppy of Mr: Ogilby's actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales: wherein are exactly delineated & engraven, all ye cities, towns, villages, churches, seats &c. scituate on or near the roads, with their respective distances in measured and computed miles. And to render this work universally usefull & agreeable, [beyond any of its kind] are added in a clear & most compendious method 1, A full & particular description & account of all the cities, borough-towns, towns-corporate &c. their arms, antiquity, charters, privileges, trade, rarities, &c. with suitable remarks on all places of note drawn from the best historians and antiquaries by Jno. Owen of the Midd: Temple gent. 2, the arms of the peers of this realm who derive their titles from places lying on or near the roads 3, the arms of all ye bishopricks & deaneries, their foundation, extent, yearly-value, number of parishes &c. 4, the arms, & a succinct account of both universities & their respective colleges, their foundations fellowships &c. Lastly particular & correct maps - of all ye counties of south Britain ; with a summary description of each county, its circumstance, number of acres, boro' & market towns & parishes, air, soil, com[m]odities, manufactures & what each pays in ye p[ari]sh aid &c. The whole for its compendious variety & exactness, preferable to all other books of roads hitherto published or proposed ; and calculated not only for the direction of the traveller [as they are] but the general use of the gentleman and tradesman / by Eman: Bowen engraver.

Additional Title(s):

Ogilby improv'd

4th ed.
[London] : Printed & Sold by Tho : 1749.
Physical Description:
273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Maps/Atlases 1852
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary calf; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain.
Roads -- Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Early works.
Bowen, Emanuel, -1767.
Owen, John, of the Middle Temple.

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