'MIDDLESEX Divided into its HUNDREDS:' by Emanuel Bowen c.1757 (ex Gen. Mag.)
Full Title: 'MIDDLESEX Divided into its HUNDREDS: Containing the Cities LONDON and WESTMINSTER, Market Towns & c. By Eman Bowen Geog.r to His Majesty.'
A very attractive and uncommon mid 18th century map of Middlesex which was issued in The Natural History of England which in turn formed part of The General Magazine of Arts and Science (London: W. Owen, 1755-1764).
Emanuel Bowen (fl. 1714-1767) was among the most renowned and prolific map engravers of the 18th century. Along with Thomas Kitchin and his son, Thomas Bowen, he produced some of the finest maps and atlases of the period. His recognition was such that he was appointed Geographer to both George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Despite his many achievements, however, he never enjoyed lasting financial success and died in great poverty.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 19.8cms by 17.4cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; vertical folds, as issued. 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 250 years old.