Uncoloured strip map of the coaching route from London to Oxford taken from the first edition of Ogilby’s opus entitled “Britannia”, published in 1675. The atlas, which contains 100 maps of coaching routes in England and Wales, was the first to use the stuatue mail 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 58-mile route starts in London and travels west through the towns of Acton, Uxbridge, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe and Stokenchurch terminating in Oxford, with a second fork to Islip. Blank verso. A fine dark impression in excellent condition. 31 cm x 43.5 cm