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Engraved surface of map: ca 11 cm & 18 cm. Overall size including mount: ca. 23 cm x 31.5 cm.. With later professional hand-colouring. Weak mark lower corner. Very good condition. On maps are nice finely engraved coat of arms ( Calne / Chippenham). Underneath the maps: details of the county, size, climate, industry & commerce. Well and pleasing later professional colouring ( of ONE side only). In ivory mount with one gilt line (and another mount on verso of map, but without gold line). Pages 25 & 26 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 GLOCESTERSHIRE / SOMERSETSHIRE/ WILTSHIRE: strip road map on both sides: Marlborough - Chippenham - Calne - Marshfield - Bristol - Axbridge - Huntspil. ( Gloucestershire) From: BRITANNIA DEPICTA.
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Keywords: MAPS Great Britain maps map miniature owen bowen britannia depicta roads road map strip road chippenham bristol marlborough gloucestershire glocestershire marshfield calne arms wiltshire forrest of kingwood huntspil axbridge