Cambridgeshire by Emanuel Bowen (late) and Thomas Bowen

Cambridgeshire by Emanuel Bowen (late) and Thomas Bowen

Code: 53936

£130.00 Approx $169.27, €144.44
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Date: 1762

Long title: An Accurate map of Cambridgeshire divided into its hundreds  : drawn from the best authorities, illustrated with historical extracts, relative to the natural produce of the county, as also of the antiquity of the university, and the foundation of all its colleges and halls; the trade and manufactures of the chief towns &c. describing also the church livings and charity schools, with other improvements .   Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring and some more modern looking colouring of the elaborate cartouche for example and the Cathedral Church of Ely. Overall size  : 43cms.x 51.2cms. Image size : 404mm.x  492mm. Centrefold as published.  Provenance: Royal English Atlas.   Edge repair to edge of centrefold and extreme bottom left corner tip missing else very good condition,

 Like Bowen (and Kitchin's) Large English Atlas these smaller maps are  'characterized by detailed texts in the spaces surrounding the map and by elegant rococo decoration, which became the hallmark of his engraving' (Iolo Roberts and Menai Roberts for DNB).  Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain CCXVIII.