'A MAP OF CAMBRIDGE SHIRE' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720-1764
A charming 18th Century map of Cambridgeshire which appeared in a pocket road atlas entitled Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: Thomas Bowles, 1720-c.1764).
'Britannia Depicta' (1720-c.1764) was one of the most popular atlases of the 18th century being published in many editions for close to fifty years.The maps themselves were engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) who was one of the most renowned and prolific map makers of the period. As with many of his maps, he has included copious amounts of text -- written by John Owen -- describing the county.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 11.7cms by 18.4cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be at least 240 years old.