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Map, England and Wales, With Direct and Principle Crossroads in England and Wales, 1750

Map, England and Wales, With Direct and Principle Crossroads in England and Wales, 1750

Regular price $1,200.00 Sale

A new most accurate and complete map of all direct and the principal crossroads in England and Wales carefully corrected from late surveys: with the distances by the mile stones and other most exact admensurations between town and town. 

Date: c1750 

Paper Size: 370 x 365mm

Print Size: 345 x 340mm

Condition: Good

Technique: Copperplate engraving

Price: $1200

Description: Good Copperplate engraving with later hand colouring

This map is a mid-18th-century equivalent of a modern road map, showing the major roadways and distances in miles between towns in England and Wales. Latitude and longitude are not shown on this map. When navigating by horse and carriage or by foot, the accuracy of mileage and general direction was all that was needed, as opposed to the precise co-ordinate placement that was so crucial for seafaring navigators.