'A MAP of DARBY SHIRE' (Derbyshire) by J. Owen / E. Bowen c.1720
A charming 18th Century map of Derbyshire which appeared in John Owen and Emanuel Bowen's pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: T. Bowles, 1720).
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 290 years old.
On the reverse of the map the road from Midhurst to Winchester (uncoloured) is displayed.