"The North & East Riding of Yorkshire", Owen & Bowen
Subject: Northern England
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Britannica Depicta or Ogilby Improved
Color: Black & White
4.7 x 7.3 inches
11.9 x 18.5 cm
Copper engraved sheet with a map of Yorkshire, the largest county in England, occupying the lower two-thirds of the page. The top third of the sheet contains a mileage chart with the title The Road from Carlisle to Rarwick, enclosed in a beautifully engraved cartouche. Text along the bottom by John Owen describes the county's layout, weather, and soil. An Ogilby-style strip map showing Northamptonshire and Warwickshire appears on verso, along with Northamptonshire's coat-of-arms and descriptive text.
A crisp impression on an unevenly toned sheet with a hint of offsetting from an opposing page.