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Britannia depicta

John Ogilby

Britannia depicta

or, Ogilby improv"d; being a correct coppy of Mr. Ogilby"s Actualsurvey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales: wherein are exactly delineated & engraven, all ye cities, towns, villages, churches, seats &c scituate on or near the roads ... And to render this work universally usefull & agreeable ... are added ... 1. A full & particular description & account of all the cities, borough-towns, towns-corporate &c their arms ... &c with suitable remarks on all places of note drawn from the best historians and antiquaries

by John Ogilby

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Published by Printed for & sold by Tho: Bowles & E. Bowen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Road maps -- To 1800.,
  • Great Britain -- Description and travel -- 1601-1700.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Ino. Owen ... Lastly particular & correct maps of all ye counties of South Britain; with a summary description of each county ... By Eman : Bowen engraver.
    ContributionsOwen, John, of the Middle Temple., Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA615
    The Physical Object
    Pagination273 p. :
    Number of Pages273
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19976549M

    The atlas cover is illustrated along with the map of Pennsylvania. Death[ edit ] In spite of his royal patronage and renown, Bowen like many cartographers of his day, would die in poverty. Speckled calf rebacked with five raised bands and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, corners a little rubbed, recent endpapers, engraved title page with slight staining and adhesion along gutter, near contemporary ink dedication on verso of title with slight offsetting to pp. The early books contain a lot of text to provide route directions as route signs did not yet exist, and calling them atlases perhaps did not seem appropriate.

    It followed on John Ogilby 's earlier work with updated style of historical and heraldic detail. A southern part of what is now Scotland was occupied by the Romans for about 20 years in the mid-2nd century AD, keeping in place the Picts to the north of the Antonine Wall. This presentation is chronological and there are fewer atlases for the earlier years as might be expected. The first road atlas is usually credited to John Ogilby and his Britannia.

    Ireland, inhabited by the Scotiwas never invaded and was called Hibernia. The county maps were all based on Robert Morden's small series published in He was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions. His scheme was approved by Charles II, and in preparation for the publication, seventy-three roads were surveyed and accurately measured.


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Britannia depicta book

A Complete map of the Southern Continent survey'd by Capt. Tags London, Thomas Bowles,4th Edition. Offering both striking images and detailed background, the book highlights the role that maps can play in the rebuilding of society.

The notes by John Owen were engraved by Emanuel Bowen on the copperplate surrounding the road maps and also on separate plates. This was the first truly pocket sized road book for the traveller based on the surveys of John Ogilby published in large folio format 45 years earlier in Still depicted as a young woman with brown or golden hair, she kept her Corinthian helmet and her white robes, but now she held Poseidon's trident and often sat or stood before the ocean and tall-masted ships representing British naval power.

The Roman conquest of the island began in AD 43, leading to the establishment of the Roman province known in Latin as Britannia. There can also be a single state road atlas, and some are also included here. This is one of Emanuel Bowen's earlier works, and his contribution to eighteenth-century world and British atlases would be substantial.

Ogilby's survey itself was the first of the roads of England and Wales, "and [he] is probably best known on this account.

Emanuel Bowen

The maps made allowance for roads that ascended hills yet had to be depicted in two dimensions on paper, and his surveys helped to standardize the mile at yards throughout the kingdom. Cool Britannia represented lates Britain as a fashionable place to be.

John Ogilby

Hills were drawn on the maps to show the direction in which they were inclined, and their relative steepness. Fine later hand colour both sides. Bookseller Inventory It followed on John Ogilby 's earlier work with updated style of historical and heraldic detail.

In this depiction, Britannia's association with the sea is provided by her holding an anchoran attribute usually represented by Poseidon's Trident. Britannia Depicta Another choice for more lavish spenders, the Britannia Depicta is a road atlas of England and Wales for travelers in the age of the stage coach.

During the reign of Charles IIBritannia made her first appearance on English coins on a farthing of see Depiction on British coinage and postage stamps below. Jerry successfully illustrates how maps serve as more than simply way finders, and instead tell rich, detailed stories about the world we live in.

Ogilby drew out miles of road in the form of strip maps, a technique that was widely imitated throughout the following century. The two "Britannias" gave rise to the term Grande Bretagne Great Britain to distinguish the island of Britain from the continental peninsula.

His son, Thomas Bowen - would carry on the business, but would ultimately suffer a similar fate, dying in a Clerkenwell workhouse in The titles to the routes were included on a separate page, often above a county map relevant to the route.

Jones and S. The titles to the routes were included on a separate page, often above a county map relevant to the route. Contemporary calf gilt a bit rubbed. Death[ edit ] In spite of his royal patronage and renown, Bowen like many cartographers of his day, would die in poverty. Following the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britainthe term '"Briton" only referred to the native BritishCeltic-speaking inhabitants of the province; this remained the case until the modern era.Britannia depicta, or, Ogilby improv'd [cartographic material]: being a correct coppy of Mr.

Ogilby's actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England & Wales /. Dorset.

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() John Sellar republished in Francis Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales. Dorsetshire. Robert Morden in Camden's Britannia Robert Ross & Co.

Dorset. Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in Britannia Depicta The Old Map Shop. Weymouth. Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in Britannia Depicta + (2 details) Dorset.

atlasbowling.com: Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv'd: being a correct coppy of Mr Ogilby's Actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and - work universally usefull & agreeable 4ed (): John Ogilby: Books. Available now at atlasbowling.com - Hardcover - London: Thomas Bowles, - - 4to., (8 x 5 6/8 inches).

4 leaves of tables. Engraved title-page and engraved road maps after Emanuel Bowen. Contemporary calf gilt (a bit rubbed). Provenance: 19th-century North Library bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield on the front paste-down dateddiscreet blind-stamp on first three leaves.

May 14,  · Britannia depicta, or Ogilby improv`d; being a correct coppy of Mr. Ogilby`s Actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales. Britannia Depicta; A Series Of Views (With brief Descriptions) Of The Most Interesting And Picturesque Objects In Great Britain, Engraved From Drawings By Messrs.

Farington, Turner, Hearne, Smith, Alexander, &c. - The Counties Alphabetically Arranged - Part II. Containing Nine Views in Cambridgeshire. - RA Collection: Book.