Auction 160, Lot 487

"A New and Very Accurate Map of South Britain, or England and Wales. Drawn from a Great Number of Particular Surveys, Assisted by Some of the Most Approved Maps & Charts...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1747 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16.6 x 13.6 inches
42.2 x 34.5 cm

This map covers all of England and Wales, and extends to show basic detail of southern Scotland and eastern Ireland. It is densely filled with place names and depicts roads, rivers, and topography. The map is further embellished with a title cartouche featuring two goddesses, including Athena. Emanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the 18th century. Unusually, he obtained royal appointments as engraver to both the French and English Royal Courts.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography) #17-5.

Condition: B

Toning along the centerfold and a few faints spots in the image.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 11/16/2016