John Ogilby's Britannia Facimile
Britannia Volume the First or an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales
John Ogilby M DC LXXV (1675) Publisher: Alexander Duckham & Co Ltd 1939. Size: 10" x 12.5" (255mm x 320mm). Hard cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: none.
I have long been intrigued by old maps, particnlarly the Ogilby road maps. In later years I hunted for a complete set of Ogilby's work.
At last I found a genuine and complete volume, which has given me untold þleasure. I wish my friends could share that pleasure with me to the full, but what is one among so many! I was happy to discover that facsimile reproduction of the maps was possible.
So now, although you cannot share with me the beautiful original, I hope the small scale but faithful reproduction of the maps will pass on to you, in part, the great pleasure I have derived from Ogilby's work.
On this, our 40th Birthday, I ask you to accept as a token of goodwill, this copy of something so prized by myself.
December 7th, 1939 A. Duckham.