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

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

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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 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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