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Creator:
Ogilby, John, 1600–1676
Title(s):

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 : actually admeasured and delineated in a century of whole-sheet copper-sculps : accomodated with the ichnography of the several cities and capital towns; and compleated by an accurate account of the more remarkable passages of antiquity, together with a novel discourse of the present state / by John Ogilby Esq. ...

Published/Created:
London : Printed by the author at his house in White-Fryers, MDCLXXV [1675]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([26], 200, [4] pages, [203] leaves of plates (some folded)) : illustrations, maps ; 43 cm (folio)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 19 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 19 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale:
Scale 1:63,360
Notes:
BEIN EEdea 675P: Imperfect: engr. t.p. mutilated. Three maps bound in upside down.
The plates comprise: a frontispiece (engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Francis Barlow); a map of England and Wales; and 100 strip maps. All of the maps are double plates.
The second issue: no dedication leaf to Archbishop Gilbert; the catchword '132' on D1r; four leaves of text for the "Of the City of London. The introduction," compressed from seven leaves in the first issue; strip maps numbered from 1 to 100.
Title page in red and black.
Includes index.
Signatures: pi [superscript pi]A-B² C² (-C2,+*1) D-E² H²; A-3D² chi².
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.) O168
English short title catalogue, R483348
Chubb, T. Printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, CI
BAC Folio A 2023 19 Copy 1: The letterpress description of London is as found in the first issue (on seven leaves); in all other respects, bears the characteristics of the second issue. Bound in later quarter leather and marbled boards. Bookplate: Ernest E. Baker, F.S.A. (bequeathed from J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps)
BAC Folio A 2023 19 Copy 2: Bound in contemporary calf. Bookplate: James Frrothingham Hunnewell.
Subject Terms:
Baker, Ernest E. -- Bookplate.
England -- Maps.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 -- Ownership.
Hunnewell, James Frothingham, 1832-1910 -- Bookplate.
Roads -- England.
Roads -- Wales.
Wales -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Atlases.
Strip maps.
Road maps.
Contributors:
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, engraver.
Barlow, Francis, 1622-1704, illustrator.
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