• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 260

    OGILBY, John (1600-1676). Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv'd. London: Tho. Bowles and E. Bowles, 1720 [i.e. 1723]. Small 4° (198 x 138mm.) Engraved throughout, title, 4 pages of table of towns and maps and 273 maps after Emanuel Bowen, including county and strip road maps with corresponding coat-of-arms (a few short marginal tears, light marginal browning). 20th-century calf (lightly rubbed).

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    OGILBY, John (1600-1676). Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv'd. London: Tho. Bowles and E. Bowles, 1720 [i.e. 1723]. Small 4° (198 x 138mm.) Engraved throughout, title, 4 pages of table of towns and maps and 273 maps after Emanuel Bowen, including county and strip road maps with corresponding coat-of-arms (a few short marginal tears, light marginal browning). 20th-century calf (lightly rubbed).

    According to the imprint on the title, this copy corresponds to the third issue, published in 1723. It does, however, in size and collation correspond to the first edition of 1720.


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