‘HUNTINGDON SHIRE’ (Huntingdonshire) by Owen & Bowen c.1720-1764

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An interesting and attractive 18th Century map of Huntingdonshire which appeared in John Owen and Emanuel Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-1764). On the reverse, there is road strip map showing the route from Huntingdon to Soham via St. Ives, Earith, Sutton and Ely.

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 11.5cms by 18.2cms for the county map and 11.8cms by 18.3cms.
  • 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 250 years old.
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