‘A MAP OF SURREY’ by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720-1764 (double sided)


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An interesting and attractive 18th Century map of Surrey which was published in J. Owen & E. Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles: 1720 [First Edition]). On the reverse of the map the road from Guildford to Chichester — via Godalming, Chiddingfold and Midhurst — is displayed (see image).

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 11.4cms by 18.1cms and 11.7cms by 17.6cms respectively.
  • The map is in very good condition with adequate 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 300 years old.
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