‘A MAP of ESSEX’ by John Owen & Emanuel Bowen c.1720-c.1764 ( double sided)


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A charming 18th Century map of Essex which appeared in a pocket road atlas entitled Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-c.1764). The maps from this atlas were engraved by Emanuel Bowen who was one of the most prolific and renowned map makers of the period. As with many of his maps, he has included a paragraph of text — written by John Owen — describing the county. The mileage chart relates to the road from Chelmsford to Bury St. Edmund’s whilst on the verso of the map the road from Chelmsford to Sudbury is displayed,

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed areas are approximately 11.5cms by 18.4cm (page 247) and 11.7cms by 18.2cms (page 248)
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There are a couple of minor creases. 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 240 years old.
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