‘The Smaller ISLANDS – in the BRITISH OCEAN’ by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1736

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An interesting and decorative early 18th Century map of the islands around Britain — including the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man — which appeared in John Owen and Emanuel Bowen’s pocket road atlas, Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv’d (London: T. Bowles, 1720-1764)*.

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 11.8cms by 18.4cms.
  • 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 at least 280 years old.

*On the reverse of the map a road strip showing the route from Whitchurch to Chester is displayed.

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