17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint

By: John Ogilby (1600 - 1676)

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17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint. 35.5 by 45 cm (14 x17.75 inches)

As the road winds through the Welsh hills and along the coast, the towns of St Davids, Fishguard, Newport, Cardigan and Port Talbot are encountered along the way.

Shows rivers with named bridges, the sea when it is near the route, hills (represented upside down when the road goes down them). Towns and other settlements passed through are shown, and churches are marked and distinguished by tower or spire. County boundaries are shown, and the distance from the outset is written along the route. Some darkening in margins with small chips and tears; very good.

John Ogilby (1600 - 1676) was the first cartographer to make use of strip-maps for roads. A Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer. Best known for publishing the first British road atlas, he was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions.

In his 2008 television series Terry Jones claimed that one of the map's purposes was to facilitate a Catholic takeover of the kingdom, an interpretation that one historian agreed was 'significant and highly plausible'. Ref. JICS archive; WIKI

Title: 17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint

Author Name: John Ogilby (1600 - 1676)

Illustrator: John Ogilby (1600 - 1676)

Categories: TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, 18th CENTURY and EARILER WORKS, MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA, Maps, Prints, Art,

Publisher: England, 17th Century

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Map

Seller ID: 011206

Keywords: Map; Ephemera, Travel Related,