RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Antique Road Maps of England and Wales

James Pepper
Road maps of England and Wales shown in a strip form first appeared in 1675 with the publications of John Ogilby's Britannia. There then followed a number of series of road maps by a number of mapmakers. They were smaller than the folio maps by Ogilby so that they could be carried by the early 18th century traveller but were based on Ogilby's amazing survey of the roads.

The first strip Road Maps first published in 1675
JOHN OGILBY

Just one edition in 1719 of these reduced strip road maps taken from Ogilby's Survey
THOMAS GARDNER

Double Sided Road Maps pubished in 1767
THOMAS KITCHIN

Small Road Maps based on John Ogilby. First published in 1720.
JOHN OWEN & EMANUEL BOWEN

The High Roads from London on a scale of 1 inch to the Mile.
JOHN CARY

Just the one edition of this detailed series of road maps covering the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
EDWARD MOGG

Not strip Road Maps but a series of maps of England and Wales drawn in sections at a scale of 5 inches to the mile so they show the roads and a good amount of detail for the period. First published in 1784
JOHN CARY

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RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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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.

Antique Road Maps of the British Isles

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