Title Miniature Original Antique engraved map: A Map of Somersetshire. From: BRITANNIA DEPICTA. Road from Dartmouth in Devonshire to Minhead in Somersetshire. SOMERSET. & Road to Cardiff.
Publisher Owen / Bowen 1720
Seller ID 77941
Double map; With road to Cardiff on rear. Gilt wooden frame, glass, with gold-lined maroon mount. With descriptions of the county and Cardiff on rear side. A List of Hundreds, also shows Miles from Dartmouth. In very good condition. Minor bumps to corners of frame. Very clean and bright. ---- Pages 168 & 169 from “Brittania Depicta”. - “Emanuel Bowen was one of the most skilled and prolific engravers of 18th. century. It was an unusual feature of his “Britannia Depicta” atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page. The maps can be double glazed, thus the customer has a choice of two maps. The publisher of the Atlas was a John Owen, hence the term “Owen and Bowen” to describe maps from the work. The appreciation rate of this series of maps over the past 20 years has been remarkable” (J.Booth: Looking at old maps). Each map has a nice finely engraved coat of arms, and there is text with details of the county, size, climate, industry & commerce. Well and pleasing later professional colouring (on both sides).