'A MAP of OXFORD SHIRE' by J. Owen / E. Bowen c.1724
A charming 18th Century map of Oxfordshire which appeared in a pocket road atlas entitled Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: T. Bowles, 1720-c.1764).
Based on the maps by the renowned John Ogilby, 'Britannia Depicta' (1720-c.1764) was one of the most popular atlases of the 18th century. Each map was finely engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) who was one of the most esteemed and prolific map makers of the period. As with many of his maps, he included copious amounts of text -- written by the antiquarian, John Owen -- describing the county.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed areas are approximately 11.4cms by 18.1cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 280 years old.