A charming 18th Century map of Monmouthshire which appeared in J. Owen & E. Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720). On the reverse side of the map, the road from Monmouth to Crecowel — via Abergavenny — is displayed.
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 18cms (map side).
- The map is in very good condition with decent 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 over 290 years old.