London to BarwickThe continuation of the Road from London to Barwick.

Code: 53442

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Author: Ogilby, John

Date published: 1698

Approx. overall size : 46.4cms.x 38.1cms. Copper engraving with good hand colouring. Attractive cartouche. Six compass roses. Towns of Newcastle and Barwick , first and fifth ribbon. Sheet size: 49.8cms x 41.5cms; image size: 434mm x 319mm. Four small repairs to margin edges on verso else very good condition indeed. John Ogilby is regarded by many as the most important name in British Cartography after Christopher Saxton. He was born in Edinburgh in 1600 and led a varied life embracing many different careers. He started life as a dancing teacher and followed this with a spell as tutor to the children of the Earl of Stafford. Next he went to Dublin where he ran a theatre successfully until the Civil War in 1641. He nearly lost his life in the Irish troubles and returned to London destitute. After a time in Cambridge as a literary translator he found favour at Court and was responsible for organising the coronation revels. After another sojourn in Dublin he set up business as a printer and publisher in London but this venture was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. After the fire he was appointed one of four "sworn viewers"" who were ordered to survey those parts of the city that had been destroyed
London to BarwickThe continuation of the Road from London to Barwick.