Map of Bath from An Essay towards a Description of Bath, John Wood 1749

Map of Bath from An Essay towards a Description of Bath, John Wood 1749
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Description

John Wood's Essay includes 'A copy of Doctor Jones's VIEW of the CITY of BATH as it was Published in the Year MDLXXII'. Wood uses the view by Dr Jones to draw attention to the T shape of the principle roads which he believes refers to a 'Captive Typhon', an ancient Egyptian symbol that could cure diseases. Wood claims this map was published in 1572, if this is true then it would predate the maps by Savile and Speed. However, it is probable that Dr Jones published his map in the seventeenth century as it is almost certainly based on Speed's map of 1610.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
30575
Collection Reference
 
Building of Bath Collection - Map Exhibition 2011
Original Width (mm)
 
230
Original Height (mm)
 
190
Collection Location
 
Building of Bath Collection

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