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ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780


ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780    ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780
Large, original 18th century c. 1780 engraved, hand-coloured map of Dorset by Emanuel Bowen. In excellent overall condition and NOT pasted to board. The platemark is nice and clear, and the colours are remarkably vibrant for a piece that is almost 240 years old. 1767 was an English map engraver, who worked for George II of England and Louis XV of France as a geographer.

A recurring feature of Bowen's work, evident even on the early road maps, was his habit of filling every corner and space of the map with jottings and footnotes, both historical and topographical. One of his earliest engraved works, Britannia Depicta, published in 1720, contained over two hundred road maps together with a miniature county map of each of the counties of England and Wales. It followed on John Ogilby's earlier work with updated style of historical and heraldic detail. It was an unusual feature of the atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page, and this resulted in a handier-sized book. He published A Complete System of Geography, 1744-7; an'English Atlas, with a new set of maps,' 1745?

In sixty-eight Maps,' 1752;'Atlas Minimus; or a new set of Pocket Maps,' 1758; and a series of separate maps of the English counties, of Germany, Asia Minor, and Persia, between 1736 and 1776. This map is in very good condition. It is framed, mounted and glazed, and is ready to hang. Eyecatching decorative embellishment to any room and would also make a beautiful gift for anyone with an interest in cartography. All reasonable care should be taken to use sufficient packaging so as to avoid any damage to the item in transit.

The item "ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps".

The seller is "goodfella2016" and is located in Berkhamsted. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  1. Year: 1780
  2. Format: Atlas Map
  3. County: Dorset
  4. Cartographer/Publisher: Emanuel Bowen
  5. Era: 1700s
  6. Type: County Map
  7. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  8. Date Range: 1700-1799
  9. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  10. Country/Region: DORSET, ENGLAND


ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780    ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY MAP OF DORSET BY EMANUEL BOWEN c. 1780