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Engraved surface of map: ca 12 cm & 19 cm. Overall size including mount: ca. 24 cm x 30.5 cm.. With attractive hand-colouring. A few small weak marks on lower right-hand corner (covered by mount). Very good condition. Decorative and finely engraved cartouche above the county map. Underneath the map: details of the county, size, climate, industry & commerce.With black & white strip road map on verso of map: Oxford - Abingdo - Great Shelford - Hungerford. In ivory mount with gold line. Page 221 / 222 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: Attractive miniature Antique county map: BERKSHIRE. From: BRITANNIA DEPICTA. or “Ogilby Improv'd”.
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Seller ID: 49853
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