‘A MAP of CARMARTHENSHIRE’ by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720-1764

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An interesting and decorative 18th Century map of Carmarthenshire which was published in John Owen and Emanuel Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-c.1764).

Britannia Depicta (1720-1764) was one of the most popular atlases of the 18th century being published in many editions for close to fifty years.The maps themselves were engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) who was one of the most renowned and prolific map makers of the period. As with many of his maps, he has included copious amounts of text — written by John Owen — describing the county.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed areas are approximately 11.3cms by 17.5cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There is a minor iron mould spot 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 over 250 years old.
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