'NOTTINGHAM SHIRE' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720-1764
A charming 18th Century map of Nottinghamshire which appeared in the pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: T. Bowles, 1720-1764). The maps from this atlas were engraved by Emanuel Bowen, one of the most prolific and renowned map-makers of the period. As with many of his maps, Bowen has included a paragraph of text, written by John Owen, describing the county. The mileage chart relates to the Great North Road which passes through Newark and Tuxford. (On the reverse is the road from London to Dorking uncoloured).
- Original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 11.5 cms by 18.5 cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins Click on image for better view.
- The item icomes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 240 years old