‘MONA, now called ANGLESEY, ISLAND’ by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1753


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A charming 18th Century map of Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Mon), Wales* which appeared in John Owen & Emanuel Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: Thomas Bowles, 1753).

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 11.6cms by 18.4cm.
  • The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. There are a couple of minor printer’s creases in the top left and some light see through from the map on the reverse. Click on image for better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for Postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be at least 260 years old.

*On the reverse of the map the road from Maidstone to Hythe is displayed (uncoloured).

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