Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/10/2009

Showing just 73 highways at one inch per mile, England’s first road printed in 1675

Showing a network of just 73 major highways, this is the first ever road map of Britain – printed in 1675.The atlas depicts 7,500 miles of road and shows how their condition was so poor, it would have taken more than two weeks to travel from Newcastle to London.

Britannia Volume The First Or An Illustration Of The Kingdom Of England And Dominion Of Wales is expected to fetch up to £9,000 at auction next Thursday. for more click here

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