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English County Maps - Richard Nicholson of Chester
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As well as county maps you can also collect early road maps. All the county maps of the British Isles up until the reign of Charles II did not show any roads. But in 1675 John Ogilby published his Britannia which was an atlas of 100 road maps of England and Wales. None of Scotland. This must have been a most time consuming and exhausting survey. But it meant that after this period county map started to include roads. Britannia was a heavy folio sized volume. Very difficult to carry around with you. But after 1700 there started to be published a number of smaller atlases with road maps based on Ogilby's survey. Much more convenient for the traveller.

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES THE PERFECT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

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01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

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richard@antiquemaps.com

Richard Nicholson

I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

English County Maps - Richard Nicholson of Chester

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