Bowen & Owen’s Map of SomersetSKU: 7922
Bowen & Owen’s Map of Somerset
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18 x 12 cm
A Map of Somersetshire.
Copper engraving, 18 x 12 cm, modern hand-colour, paper thinning affecting a couple of letters of the descriptive text at the foot of the map, black and white strip-maps on verso. A map of Somerset engraved by Emanuel Bowen for John Owen’s Britannia Depicta, a pocket road book derived from Ogilby’s innovative atlas of strip maps first published in 1675. Bowen & Owens’s work first appeared in 1720 and proved extremely popular; there were numerous editions over the next forty years.