Auction 149, Lot 426

"The North & East Riding of Yorkshire", Owen & Bowen

Subject: Northern England

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Britannica Depicta or Ogilby Improved

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression on an unevenly toned sheet with a hint of offsetting from an opposing page.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $45

Closed on 5/21/2014

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