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Bowen & Owen’s Map of Somerset

SKU: 7922
£75.00

Title:
Bowen & Owen’s Map of Somerset

Date of publication:
c.1720

Printed Measurement:
18 x 12 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • John Owen
  • Engraver(s):
    Emanuel Bowen

    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.