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THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE. Thomas Millward and Bispham Dickinson were publishers and booksellers active in London c.1710-40. Shirley cited only one known example of the first state dated 1737 recorded on a microfilm at the British Library and found in an example of a Saxton-Willdey atlas. It now resides in a private collection. The map is diagrammatic, displaying the roads emanating from London. The distances between towns are noted and each county is highlighted in early colour. This school of mapping concentrates on recording the roads in bold format. The main title is displayed in an ornate cartouche upper right, a further title ‘A New and Correct Map of the Roads of England & c.’ appears across the top. A description of some of the ‘Remarkable things worthy a curious Traveller’s observation on some of the Principal Roads, is found below.

A second edition was published the following year with the date altered accordingly. Dickinson’s name was also removed from the imprint. The address name also changed from ‘Inigo Jones’s head’ to the ‘Dial and three Crowns’, both at the same location next to the Globe Tavern. There are only two known examples, at the British Library (Maps CC.5.a.263) and the Leiden University Library (P.151.120 ). This third state bears an altered date to 1742 and is the only known example and was first identified in 1987. ‘Milford haven’ has been added by a contemporary hand. There are very few thematic road maps ever published of England and Wales, the majority were separately published and are extremely rare. Provenance: Tooley Adams Catalogue 1987 item 23; private English collection. Shirley (1988) Millward & Dickinson 1 state 3; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004).


The Traveller's Guide or Pocket Companion: Containing a Map of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales

T. Millward at the Dial and three Crowns next the Globe Tavern in Fleet street, London, 1742
380 x 280 mm., early outline colour, small loss to upper left margin not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10918


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