This Day in Geography: September 4

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Listed here are significant events relating to geography that occurred on September 4. To suggest an event, please fill out the ‘This Day in Geography’ form.

1676

John Ogilby, the original publisher of the Britannia Atlas, which was published in the mid-1600s.  John Ogilby (November 1600 – September 4, 1676) was a Scottish adventurer who, through a series of events, became the official cosmographer and geographic printer for England’s royal family. Much of Ogilby’s work was cartoon-like in nature, animating the cities and legends associated with different parts of England, Europe, and the world.

This 17th century road strip map was created by John Ogilby as part of his 1675 Britannia Atlas. The map shows the route from London to Winchester via Staines, Reading and Basingstoke.
This 17th century road strip map was created by John Ogilby as part of his 1675 Britannia Atlas. The map shows the route from London to Winchester via Staines, Reading and Basingstoke.

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