'A MAP of KENT' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1753

'A MAP of KENT' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1753
SKU: owbo/kent/003

An interesting and charming 18th Century map of Kent which appeared in John Owen & Emanuel Bowen's pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: T. Bowles: 1753).

Britannia Depicta (1720-1764) 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.

  • Original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 11.5cms by 18.2cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There is some minor see through from the text on the reverse.  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 250 years old