Finely coloured strip map of the coaching route from St. Albans to Oakham taken from a ca 1698 edition of Ogilby’s opus entitled “Britannia”, the first national road atlas of any country in Western Europe and first published in 1675. The 71 mile route starts from St. Albans and goes through the towns of Luton, Bedford, Chellington, Wellingborough, Kettering, Uppingham and terminating in Oakham. The map has a decorative cartouche with a pastoral scene and indicating the main towns on the route and the distances between them. Blank verso. This map is in excellent condition. 32 cm x 43.5 cm