London: Printed for & sold by T. Bowles & E. Bowen, 1720. Very good + condition. Road maps from the first British road atlas published, from London to Newcastle, with a county map of Nottinghamshire. At the very center of the county map "Sheerwood Forrest" (sic), haunt of Robin Hood, is depicted with a grove of trees. Copper engraved strip maps on both sides of each page, with three road strips per page. Includes Hartford, Grantham, Newark, Stamford, Burowbridge, North Allerton, Darlington, Durham, and Newcastle. Each map with finely engraved coat of arms, and compass rose. Below the maps and in the left and right margins, are details of the county: historical, topographical and statistical information. A great wealth of information is present on these wonderful 3 dimensional maps, including mileage markers, bridges, side roads, forests, mountains, manors, churches, rivers, streams, and ponds. Text in the right margin of plate 15 for example, describes the location of Belvoir Castle, seat of the Duke of Rutland, for whom Capability Brown would soon prepare a stunning landscape design. These are pages 11 through 20, extracted from "Britannia Depicta". (6 1/4 x 7 1/2"), bound in modern dark blue paper wrappers. OCLC: 54804304.
(Inventory #: 22172)
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