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Attractive ORIGINAL antique county map of Montgomeryshire, from Britannia Depicta, or 'Ogilby Improved' by Owen/Bowen c. 1720. Engraved surface of map; approx 12 cm x 18.5 cm. Copper engraving. In ivory mount with copper/gold line. Mounted on one side only, hand-coloured. Decorative and finely engraved cartouche above the county map. Underneath the map = details of the county, size, climate, industry; commerce. With black and white strip road map on verso of map: Gloucester - Hereford. Very good condition. This is page 185/186 from the Britannia Depicta Atlas - the maps were engraved on both sides of each page by Emanuel Bowen who was one of the most skilled and prolific engravers of the 18th Century. 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. (John Booth; 'Lookng at Old Maps'). One small tear with loss to the left-hand top corner of the blank margins, NOT Seen as covered by the mount. Overall EXCELLENT clear impression - No foxing. See Images. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall
Title: Original Owen & Bowen Antique Map of MONTGOMERYSHIRE. Circa. 1720 From Britannia Depicta, or ' Ogilby Improved '
Publisher: London, John Owen: c1720
Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 114589
Keywords: Wales; Original Antique Map Of CARMARTHENSHIRE 1720 Welsh Interest; From Britannia Depicta, Or ' Ogilby Improved ' Emanuel Bowen - Engraver . Copper Engraving MONTGOMERYSHIRE Industy Commerce Climate County Size.