Page 263 & 264: Road from Alresford to Southampton (via Winchester, Poole & Christchurch) by J. Owen / E. Bowen c.1724

Page 263 & 264: Road from Alresford to Southampton (via Winchester, Poole & Christchurch) by J. Owen / E. Bowen c.1724
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A charming, double sided road strip map showing the routes from Alresford to Poole -- via Winchester, Ringwood and Knaston -- and Poole to Southampton -- via Christchurch and Winchester -- which appeared in Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London: Thomas Bowles, 1720-1764 [1767]).

The Owen and Bowen road strip maps were based on the far larger ones done by John Ogilby in the 1670s. Their smaller format of ½ inch to the mile, however, made them far more practical and portable than the folio sized Ogilby road atlas which weighed 4½ pounds! Each map was finely engraved by Emanuel Bowen, who was one of the most renowned and prolific map makers of the 18th century. The maps also had the added feature of copius amounts of information, written by John Owen, describing the places visited.'Britannia Depicta' proved to be immensely popular with the travelling public and was continually published for nearly 50 years.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed areas are approximately 11.8cms by 17.9cms for page 263 and 12cms by 18.4cms for page 264. 
  • 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