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First edition. Edward Mogg began the ‘Survey of the High Roads of England and Wales’ with a plan to cover all of the countries roads. He declared that it ‘will be divided into three parts for the purpose of rendering it more portable … The First Part, comprising the Southern Division, will be completed in Fourteen Numbers …’ Begun in 1814 the first part was completed by 1817. However, this was all that was ever published. It covered the southern counties only and included 112 road strips which afford great detail of the surroundings with all country houses noted and their owners named.

The ‘Pocket Itinerary’ offered here was published in 1826 and finally included a survey of the whole country, only it did not include any road strips. Just a general map and a dozen beautifully engraved and hand coloured aquatints. The text is laid out in two columns, the left side details the route and a breakdown of distances; the right side provides brief descriptions of local places. A section at the end even covers the roads on the Isle of Wight. Later editions were published in 1833 and 1837, neither of which included the aquatint plates. Provenance: private English collection; Clive A. Burden Ltd. Catalogue IX (2012) item 65; private English collection. Bennett (2007) 121; Fordham (1924) p. 60; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

MOGG, Edward

Mogg's Pocket Itinerary, or the Direct and Cross Roads of England and Wales with part of the Roads of Scotland

14, Great Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, 1826
Duodecimo (145 x 100 mm.), in contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards, blind ruled, raised bands to the spine, gilt ruled with gilt calf title label. With engraved title, half title, 12 early wash coloured aquatint views and a folding map of England and Wales, pp. vii, 356, 60, (12), with four pages of contemporary manuscript notes on front free endpapers, in good condition.
Stock number: 10967
£ 495
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