An interesting and attractive late 18th century map of Leicestershire and Rutland which was produced by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen* and published in Atlas Anglicanus** (London: T. Kitchin, 1767).
**First issued in 1767, Atlas Anglicanus was Emanuel Bowen’s last major work before his death. It was a reduced version of Bowen and Kitchin’s earlier Large English Atlas which was one of the finest county atlases ever produced. As with much of Bowen’s work, the maps from Atlas Anglicanus were skillfully engraved, richly detailed and had descriptive text describing the major towns and cities of the county in question.
*Emanuel Bowen (fl. 1714-1767) was among the most renowned and prolific map engravers of the 18th century. Along with Thomas Kitchin and his son, Thomas Bowen, he produced some of the finest maps and atlases of the period. His recognition was such that he was appointed Geographer to both George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Despite his many achievements, however, he never enjoyed lasting financial success and died in great poverty.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 32.1cms by 22.6cms.
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins, centrefold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 240 years old.