'The Smaller ISLANDS - in the BRITISH OCEAN' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720

'The Smaller ISLANDS - in the BRITISH OCEAN' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720
SKU: owbo/isla/002

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)*.

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 18.2cm.
  • 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 290 years old.

*on the verso of the map an unrelated road (Whitchurch to Chester) is displayed.