‘A MAP of OXFORD SHIRE’ by J. Owen / E. Bowen c.1724


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A charming 18th Century map of Oxfordshire which appeared in a pocket road atlas entitled Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-c.1764).

Based on the maps by the renowned John Ogilby, ‘Britannia Depicta’ (1720-c.1764) was one of the most popular atlases of the 18th century. Each map was finely engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) who was one of the most esteemed and prolific map makers of the period. As with many of his maps, he included copious amounts of text — written by the antiquarian, John Owen — describing the county.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed areas are approximately 11.4cms by 18.1cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for Postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 280 years old.
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