RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Road Maps of England and Wales by John Ogilby

1675 - 1698

James Pepper

All the Maps on this Page are Guaranteed to be Genuine Early Specimens

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The following John Ogilby's Road Maps are currently in stock. They are all guaranteed to be genuine early specimens All in good clean condition and attractively hand coloured unless otherwise stated.

Also listed are some specimens of the original text for each road map that were only published in the first edition of Britannia

PLATES 1 - 50

Each measuring about 17 x 13 inches

Published in 1675 and 1698

IMPORTANT NEWS

25th November, 2018: I am starting to split a copy of John Ogilby's Britannia. It is one of the three editions published in 1675 having the plate number showing in the bottom right hand corner. The maps will be offered in their original uncoloured state. The pages of text will be offered separately. Cataloguing may a while as this is a busy time of the year with Christmas orders. If there are particular plates or text pages you would like to buy please advise me and I will be able to tell you about the condition and quote you a price.

Distance

Rare Ogilby Text

28585 Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York

    Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York

17th century Road Map

29320 Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York. Price: 190.00

An uncoloured 1675 edition specimen without the plate number although an manuscript number 7 has been added just above the top right hand corner of the map. Small repair in the blank margin near to this number 7. Small rust hole on the centre fold as can be seen on the illustration. Good wide blank margins.
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Measuring wheel

Rare Ogilby Text

28588 Plate 10. Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Bristol. Bristol, Axbridge, Huntspil. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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Pedomiter

Rare Ogilby Text

28589 Plate 11. London to Bristol Plate 2. Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Bristol. Bristol, Axbridge, Huntspil. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth John Ogilby

    The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29399 Plate 15. The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth. Price: 155.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two worm holes at the bottom of the centre fold in the blank margin area.
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  •  London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton John Ogilby

    London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29400 Plate 16. The Continuation of the Road from London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two tiny worm holes at the bottom of the centre fold in the blank margin area.
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  •  London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

    London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29401 Plate 17. The Road from London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids. Price: 120.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Little light soiling in one of the centre panels. Some very light soiling in part of the left and right hand blank margins.
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Rare Ogilby Text

28596 Plate 18. London, Southwark, Rochester, Canterbury, Dover. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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Rare Ogilby Text

28597 Plate 19. London, Romford, Brentford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harwich. Text only. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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Rare Ogilby Text

28479 Plate 23. Lichfield, Rugeley, Stone, Stableford, Nantwich, Tarporley, Chester. Text only. Price: 29.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. Some light water staining.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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  •  Plate 24 Ogilby Text

    Plate 24 Ogilby Text

Rare Ogilby Text

28602 Plate 24. Chester, Denbigh, Conway, Beaumaris, Holyhead. Text only. Price: 29.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. Some light water staining.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
Some might water staining and a few nicks on the outer edges.

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Rare Ogilby Text

28488 Plate 32. Andover, Warminster, Bridgwater. Text only. Price: 28.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
Some light water staining otherwise good
This is one of the few pages of text to be decorated with a banner showing two sea nymphs supporting the royal arms
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Rare Ogilby Text

28612 Plate 34. Hatherleigh, Camelford, Padstow, St. Columb, Truro. Text only. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells, John Ogilby 1698

    Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells, John Ogilby 1698

17th century Road Map

30648 Plate 35. Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells. Price: 95.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Medium toning all over. Tear near the centre fold about two inches from the bottom. Second tear in the blank margin top right hand side repaired. Barely visible.
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Rare Ogilby Text

28614 Plate 36. Stilton, Peterborough, Spalding, Boston. Sleaford, Lincoln. Text only. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Garstang to Carlisle, John Ogilby 1698

    Garstang to Carlisle, John Ogilby 1698

17th century Road Map

29406 Plate 38 The Road from London to Carlisle Plate 2. Garstang, Lancaster, Bolton, Kendal, Penrith, Carlisle. Price: 105.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Repair in right hand blank margin. Light vertical crease near the centre fold.
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Rare Ogilby Text

28618 Plate 40 Stony Stratford, Northampton, Mkt. Harbrough, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby Text only. Price: 26.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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Distance measured

Rare Ogilby Text

28620 Plate 42. The Road from London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again
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  •  London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough John Ogilby

    London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29409 Plate 42. The Road from London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough. Price: 120.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition although it has no plate number 42 in the bottom right hand corner. Lightly toned.
James Pepper with Waywider

Rare Ogilby Text

28621 Plate 43. Puckeridge, Cambridge, Ely, Downham, King's Lynn.. Text only. Price: 28.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. John Ogilby

    Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29411 Plate 44. Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Nice specimen.
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Rare Ogilby Text

28622 Plate 44. Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. Text only. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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Waywiser

Rare Ogilby Text

28624 Plate 46. Puckeridge, Newmarket, Thetford, Attleborough, Windham, Norwich. Text only. Price: 27.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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James with Waywiser

Rare Ogilby Text

28503 Plate 47. The Road from London to Norwich in Norfolk. Text only. Price: 25.00

St. Albans, Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Oakham
The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
Some water staining otherwise good
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  •  Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley John Ogilby

    Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29413 Plate 48. Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two small rust spots in blank margins and lightly toned.
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  •  Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool

    Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool

17th century Road Map

29415 Plate 50. Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Lightly toned and very light foxing.
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A must read

for the lover of Maps, Roads and History

I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.

You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.

  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

Excellent Book for the County Map Collector

If you can find a copy

When I started collecting and selling maps back in the 1960's there were very few reference books on antique maps. The first book I remember buying was Maps and Mapmakers by R. V. Tooley. Full of wonderful information but over the years there were periods when it was out of print. The Antique Collectors Club used to produce a large range of books on all kinds of antiques and in 1983 BRITISH COUNTY MAPS by YASHA BERISINER was published. To the best of my knowledge there has not been another book like it published. A most useful and informative work and essential for the avid county map collector. I think there was just the one edition. If you can get hold of a copy at a reasonable price my advice would be - Buy it. There is a link below that will search Amazon for copies on sale.

My well used copy pictured on the right still has its distinctive red cover illustrating Cambridgeshire by John Speed. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

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.

James Pepper
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All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the maps old or are they just copies of old maps?
The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
How quickly are order sent off?
Orders are dealt quickly. Orders received in the morning are usually sent off the same day as I receive them. Failing this it is usually the next day.
Is map number --- available?
The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
What currency are your prices in?
All the prices on my web sites are in English pounds or pounds sterling.
What is the best way to pay?
There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
I am sorry, no. I had a map and print shop in the centre of Chester for 30 years. Since closing the shop the business is postal only except for the few maps that are available only for collection from Christleton.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

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.

James Pepper
Nicholson Seal
All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the maps old or are they just copies of old maps?
The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
How quickly are order sent off?
Orders are dealt quickly. Orders received in the morning are usually sent off the same day as I receive them. Failing this it is usually the next day.
Is map number --- available?
The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
What currency are your prices in?
All the prices on my web sites are in English pounds or pounds sterling.
What is the best way to pay?
There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
I am sorry, no. I had a map and print shop in the centre of Chester for 30 years. Since closing the shop the business is postal only except for the few maps that are available only for collection from Christleton.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.
Antique Maps by John Ogilby - Richard Nicholson

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