A decorative and highly detailed large folio map of Huntingdonshire which was engraved by Emanuel Bowen and published in The Large English Atlas (London: R. Sayer. T. Bowles, J. Bowles, 1764 ed.).
“The ‘Large English Atlas’ (1760), with maps by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, is justifiably regarded as one of the best county atlases published to that date. Combining cartographic detail with descriptive annotations, a vast amount of information was shown in these engravings. The large scale of these maps had not previously been attempted within an atlas although some of the counties were being mapped at larger scale.
Descriptive notes around the map area concerned the history, agriculture, economy, natural features, and people of note within that county and most of the maps included either plans, or panoramas, of the major towns within the county.” [Source: ‘Collecting Antique Maps’ by Jonathan Potter (1988) p,87).
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 52.5cms by 70.1cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefold, as issued. There is some minor repair to the edges to the centrefold. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 250 years old.