The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth in

Code: 53394

£85.00 Approx $110.1, €97.48
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Author: Ogilby, John

Date published: 1698

waf Long title: The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth in Salop. Comencing at Banbury in Oxon & Extended to Bridgnorth. Plate the 2nd.and last.From Banbury to Nether Pillerton to Stratford to Coughton to Bromsgrove to Kiderminster to Quat to Bridgnorth. With a Branch from Banbury to Campden in Gloucester. From Banbury to Shipton to Campden. Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall sheet size:46.8cms x36.4cms; image size: 440mms x 340mms. Browning at sheet edges; two small points of weakness obvious only when held up to the light; re-instatement of area in the decorative cartouche, the top right fox is a repair (3cms x 2 cms), see images, this is not at all visible from the front. Virtually un noticeable waterstain in bottom of third and fourth strip but visible on back. Hence price. 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
The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth in