Author: Emanuel Bowen
Date published: 1752
Uncommon thus.. Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall size: 27.5cms x 43.2cms. Image size: 222mm x 321mm. Old ink number to top right corner. Lower half of map is an Exact Plans of Old and New Brisac or Brisach with their Fortifications and places adjacent. Soft crease to lower right corner just touching plate mark, some marks in margin and fox spot and slight stain top margin but map image area very good condition indeed Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was mapmaker to King George II and Louis XV (France), and his most distinguished work is the System of Geography from which this map came. His output was prolific and he produced several English county atlases, in some of which he was assisted by his son Thomas. Despite this commercial success ill-health and impecuniosity dogged both father and son, the latter dying in Clerkenwell Workhouse.
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