‘NOTTINGHAM SHIRE’ by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720-1764

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A charming 18th Century map of Nottinghamshire which appeared in John Owen and Emanuel Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-1764). The mileage chart relates to the Great North Road which passes through Newark and Tuxford.

Britannia Depicta (1720-c.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 area is approximately 11.5cms by 18.5cms.
  • 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.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 250 years old.

(On the reverse is the road from London to Dorking uncoloured).

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