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Size of engraved surface: 13 cm x 18 cm. Overall size (including mount): 24 cm x 31 cm. Weak mark lower outside corner. Very good. On each strip road map are finely engraved coat of arms (Lewis / East Grinsted), and there is text with details of the county, size, climate, industry & commerce. Well and pleasing later professional colouring ( of BOTH sides). In ivory mount with one gilt line (and another mount on verso of map, but without gold line). Pages 69 & 70 from “Britannia 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).
Title: Miniature Original Antique engraved map: strip road map of SURREY / SUSSEX . There is a strip road map on both sides: London (Southwark) - Croydon - East Grinsted - Newhaven - Lewis - New Shoreham - Brighthelmeston. From: BRITANNIA DEPICTA.
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Seller ID: 46669
Keywords: MAPS Great Britain Dorset Maps Map britannia England UK Britannia depicta strip road maps owen bowen arms surrey sussex london newhaven brighton new shoreham brighthelmston croydon east grinsted southwark