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Ogilby, John, 1600–1676
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. ...
London : Printed by the author at his house in White-Fryers, MDCLXXV [1675]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([34], 200, [4] pages, [203] leaves of plates (some folded)) : illustrations, maps ; 44 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 18
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale 1:63,360
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 first issue, with: a dedication leaf to Archbishop Gilbert; the catchword 'of' on D1r; seven leaves of text for the "Of the City of London. The introduction."; unnumbered strip maps.
Signatures: pi² [superscript pi]A-F² G1 H², A-3D² chi².
Title page printed in red and black.
Includes index.
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, R2945
Chubb, T. Printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, C
BAC Folio A 2023 18: Ruled in red throughout. Bound in contemporary calf.
Subject Terms:
England -- Maps.
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Roads -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Roads -- Wales -- Early works to 1800.
Wales -- Maps.
Strip maps.
Road maps.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, engraver.
Barlow, Francis, 1622-1704, illustrator.

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