Coloured strip map of the coaching route from London to Buckingham and onward to Banbury taken from a ca 1676 edition of Ogilby’s opus entitled “Britannia”, first published in 1675. The atlas, which contains 100 maps of coaching routes in England and Wales, was the first to use the statute mile of 1,760 yards and utilise a scale of one inch to the mile throughout. Roughly approximating the route of the A40/M40 west from London, it is the first road map in the atlas and contains an image of a surveyor using the way-wiser to measure distance in the title cartouche; one of only four examples in the atlas. The 77-mile route starts in London and travels northwest through the towns of Acton, Uxbridge, Amersham, Great Missenden, Wendover, Aylesbury and Buckingham terminating in Banbury. Blank verso. The left side margin of the map has been strengthened and there is some wrinkling in that area as can be seen; otherwise a nice dark impression in good condition. 33 cm x 44 cm