Aberystwith Hereford Hay Gloucester Worcester antique road map

£45.00

Aberystwith Hereford Hay Gloucester Worcester antique road map. Original hand-coloured map from 7th. edition of Laurie & Whittle’s ‘New Traveller’s Companion,’ published 1815. Paper size 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Usual centre fold. Nice clean copy. Tightly trimmed at base (see scan.)

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Aberystwith Hereford Hay Gloucester Worcester antique road map. Original hand-coloured map from 7th. edition of Laurie & Whittle’s ‘New Traveller’s Companion,’ published 1815. Map includes: Gloucester, Upton, Worcester, Kidderminster, Ledbury, Mitchel Dean, Monmouth, Hereford, Abergavenny, Hay, Brecon, Bromesgrove, Bromyard, Bewdley, tenbury, Ludlow, Kyneton, Bishops Castle, Clun, New Radnor, Buallt, Llandovery, Rhayader, Welch Pool, Mongomery, Newtown, LlanIdloes, Tregarron, Machynlleth, Towyn, Aberystwith, Cardiganshire, Merionethshire, Brecknockshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Salop, Dolgelly, Dolgellau, Cymru, Wales. Robert Laurie (c.1755-1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were map, chart and print-sellers and publishers at No 53 Fleet Street, from where they ran their business following their purchase of the business of Robert Sayer in 1794. The companions advertisement states,”the principal credit the author attaches to himself, from the construction of this work, arises from the fact that the traveller may hereby find his way from the metropolis to any part of the kingdom , as far north as Edinburgh and Glasgow, thence to Aberdeen, and from one market-town to another. It claims a superiority over any common Itinerary, from the roads being kept so connected that the traveller may find his way to the most distant part, without innumerable references which unavoidably occur in all works of that description. It has, likewise, a great advantage over a general map of England, from the names of places reading parallel to the sight, whereas all the southern and south-western roads in the general map read upside down.”

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