Jefferys's Itinerary;

Jefferys (Thomas)

Jefferys's Itinerary;

or Traveller's Companion, through England, Wales and Part of Scotland, containing all the direct and principal cross roads; with The Addition of every New Road, carefully collected from all the actual Surveys hitherto published. Improved with many thousand names of places more than are in any similar publication. To which are added copious indexes to all the roads and places mentioned in the work, with their exact Distance from London.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 104 engraved maps on 52 leaves, outer leaves a bit browned, a few scattered spots, pp. [iv], [xvi] letterpress, engraved leaves as above, oblong 4to, the volume foded into contemporary wallet style pink roan, the binding rubbed and worn, the final flap of the wallet detached and torn

Publication Details: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1775

Notes: Scarce: 5 UK (English) locations in ESTC - not including BL - and Yale only elsewhere: the Part of Scotland promised in the title is just the road from Berwick to Edinburgh. 'The many new Turnpike-Roads and communications between the different towns in this Island, few of which are taken notice of in any of the books of the English Roads, some even pointing out Roads which are no longer in a passable condition, was a sufficient reason for attempting a new and more correct description' (Preface). 'Originally from Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, but by 1750 settled at well-known premises at the c...more

Bibliography: (Fordham p. 29; ESTC T221156)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1775

Stock Number: 66647

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