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Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv'd [electronic resource] : being a correct coppy of Mr. Ogilby's actual survey of all [th]e direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales: Wherein are exactly delineated & engraven, all [th]e cities, towns, villages, churches, seats &. scituate on or near the roads, with their respective distances in measured and computed miles. And to render this-work universally usefull & agreeable, (beyond any of it's kind) are added in a clear & most compendious method. 1. A full & particular description & account of all the cities, borough-towns, towns-corporate &c. their arms, antiquity, charters, privileges, trade, rarities &c. with suitable remarks on all places of note drawn from the best historians and antiquaries. By Ino. Owen of the Midd: Temple Gent. 2. The arms of the peers of this realm who derive their titles from places lying on or near the roads 3. The arms of all [th]e bishopricks & deanaries, their foundation, extent, yearly-value, number of parishes &c. 4. The arms, & a succinct account of both universities & their respective colleges, their foundations fellowships &c Lastly particular & correct maps-of all [th]e counties of South Britain; with a summary description of each county, its circumference, number of acres, borô & market towns & parishes, air, soil, com̄odities, manufactures & what each pays in [th]e ... aid &c. The whole for its compendious variety & exactness, preferable to all other books of roads hitherto published or proposed; and calculated not only for the direction of the traveller (as they are) but the general use of the gentleman and tradesman By Eman: Bowen engraver
Bib ID 4879597
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Bowen, Emanuel, -1767
 
Online Access
Edition The fourth edition. 
Description [London] : Printed & sold by Tho: Bowles print & map seller in St. Pauls Ch. yard, 1759 
[2], 5, [3], 273, [1] p. : maps, tables ; 4⁰ 
Notes

Engraved throughout apart from the 5, [3] p. section, which is in letterpress, and comprises an index of cities and market towns.

Maps comprise county maps and strip maps of roads, with accompanying descriptions, including coats of arms.

Oxford CD-ROM ID number: UkOxUb13744186

Relief shown pictorially.

Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).

Strip road maps depicted at scale 1:126,720.

The final page is blank.

Two versions of Ogilby's original work, both in folio, were issued in 1675, the "Britannia, volume the first" containing both text and maps, and the "Itinerarium Angliæ" from which the main portion of the text is omitted. Later, beginning in 1719, various works containing reductions of the maps were issued, among them the "Britannia depicta" of which the first edition is dated 1720.--Sir Herbert George Fordham "John Ogilby ... his Britannia, ..." (Lond., 1925)

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English Short Title Catalog, T301222.

Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. 
Subjects Atlases -- Great Britain.  |  Roads -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.  |  England -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  England -- Maps.  |  England -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  England -- Road maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  Wales -- Maps.  |  Wales -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  Wales -- Road maps -- Early works to 1800.
Place Great Britain England London.
Other authors/contributors Bowen, Emanuel, -1767, engraver  |  Bowles, Thomas, 1694-1773, publisher  |  Owen, John, of the Middle Temple

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