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Plate 15: A Continuation of The Road from London to St David's, commencing at St David's, commencing at Abington and extending to Monmouth.

Plate 10: A Continuation of The Road from London to St David's, commencing at Monmouth and extending to Burton Ferry.

By John Ogilby, esquire, Royal Cosmographer

This is a double-sided plate taken from a facsimile book published in 1939. The original maps were printed in 1675 at the author's own house in Whitefriars, London. In 1719 a pocket book was published: "A Pocket-Guide to the English Traveller: Being a Compleat Survey and Admeasurement of all the Principal Roads and most considerable cross-roads in England and Wales." This book contained hand-coloured engravings and is rare and very expensive!

The ribbon or strip map shows the route from one place to another, and what might be seen from a coach or horseback, rather than a state map showing the whole countryside. Many of the maps take up more than a single side of paper, sometimes several pages, in which case the entire journey is not shown.

The paper is cream in colour and the colour bright. Each plate in this collection has a ragged edge where it was once bound and a red border which in most cases is useable, although it could be covered by a mount (matt). The first two scans show the two sides of the paper. The final scan shows a different print to demonstrate the border.

Size of paper: 30 x 24 cm OR 12 x 9.5 inches.

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John Ogilby was born in Scotland in 1600. He became master of a dancing school, a theatre manager in Ireland, and eventually, a bookseller and publisher in London.
His printing equipment and stocks in Fleet Street were destroyed in the Great Fire of London, 1666.
Whilst living in Whitefriars, London, he became a cartographer at the age of 69. He died in 1676, in the year after these maps were published.

Below is a quotation from the frontis:

By a Geographical and Historical DESCRIPTION OF THE Principal Roads thereof.
Actually Admeasured and Delineated in a Century of Whole-Sheet Copper-Sculps.....
By JOHN OGILBY Esq; His MAJESTY'S Cosmographer, and Master of His MAJESTY'S Revels in the KINGDOM OF IRELAND.
Printed by the Author at his House in White-Fryers. M.DC.L.XX.V." (1675)

1939, Ribbon Map, Plates 15-16, London to St David's, Abington, Monmouth Burton Ferry, Kingdom of England, Wales, John Ogilby (1675)

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Size: 16 x 23 cm 9.5 x 12 inches
  • Materials: vintage paper, vintage book, upcyled book, old book, book of maps
  • Ships worldwide from France
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