'SHROPSHIRE' by John Owen & Emanuel Bowen c.1724

'SHROPSHIRE' by John Owen & Emanuel Bowen c.1724
SKU: owbo/shro/001

A charming 18th Century map of Shropshire which appeared in a pocket road atlas entitled 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 11.8 cms by 18.1cm.
  • 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 at least 240 years old.