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The English gentleman's guide, or, A new and compleat book of maps of all England and Wales : shewing its ancient and present government, divided as in the Saxon heptarchy : also into dioceses, judges circuits, and counties : describing all the cities, market-towns, parishes, villages, noble and gentlemens seats, archbishops and bishops sees, universities, places which send members to Parliament, &c. : with the names of the rivers, sea-ports, sand-hills, moors, forests, &c. : all the great or post-roads, cross-roads, posts for directions on the roads, ponds, inns and houses on the roads, with the distances of measur'd miles, according to Mr. Ogilby's survey : with many additions and corrections not extant on any maps : the whole being finely engrav'd, and made portable either for cloak-bag, portmanteau, or pocket.

London : Printed and sold by Phil. Overton, map and print-seller, at the Golden Buck against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, and Tho. Bowles, map and print-seller, next the Chapter House in St. Paul's Church-yard ... [1717?]
Physical Description:
1 map on 4 sheets ; sheets 47 x 146 cm or smaller, folded in cover 48 x 31 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 15
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale approximately 1:360,000 -- (W 5⁰50ʹ00--E 1⁰50ʹ00/N 55⁰50ʹ00--N 49⁰51ʹ00).
Based on Christopher Browne's "A new mapp of the Kingdom of England ..." (1700). See Shirley.
Includes "The Explanation", a key to the map symbols in English and Latin, with scale of "great", "midle", and "small" miles. The sheet is variously pasted to the inside of the front cover or to verso of the title leaf.
Each map covers several counties, listed in top margin of map: Cornwall [and other southern counties], 45 x 143 cm; Cardigan [other Welsh counties, east to Norfolk], 45 x 114 cm; Isle of Man [east to Yorkshire], 43 x 104 cm; Cumberland [east to Northumberland], 45 x 57 cm.
With a letterpress title leaf. Below the imprint is an advertisement for maps by Herman Moll.
Shirley, R.W. Printed maps of the British Isles, 1650-1750, page 319
BAC Folio A 2023 15: Bound in contemporary quarter leather and marbled boards. "The Explanation" sheet is affixed to the front pastedown.
Subject Terms:
England -- Maps.
Wales -- Maps.
Browne, Christopher, active 1684-1712, cartographer.
Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.
Overton, Philip, -1751, publisher, bookseller.
Bowles, Thomas, -1767, publisher, bookseller.

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