Page 57 & 58: The Road from Chester to Holyhead (via Conwy) by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1724

Page 57 & 58: The Road from Chester to Holyhead (via Conwy) by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1724
SKU: owborm/57&58/001

A charming double sided road strip map from Chester to Holyhead -- via Hawarden, Northop, Denbigh, Conwy and Beaumaris -- which appeared in John Owen & Emanuel Bowen's Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd (London 1724).

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 ½inch to the mile however made them more practical and portable than the folio sized Ogilby road atlas which weighed 4½ pounds! They had the added bonus of copius amounts of information to their sides and bottom 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 11.2cms by 18.5cms for page 57 and 11.5cms by 17.7cms for page 58.
  • 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.