Author: Bowen, Emanuel
Publisher: The Large English Atlas
Date published: 1762Long title:An Accurate Map of Shropshire Divided into its Hundreds. Drawn and compiled from the most approved Maps and Surveys, & Illustrated with various additional improvements. Also, Historical Extracts relative to Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map of this County. Copper engraving. Original hand colouring. Overall size : 72.8cms.x 57cms. Image size : 700mm.x 525mm. Title in decorative cartouch top right with dedication cartouche below (To the Noble and Right Honourable Henry Arthur Herbert Earl of Powis. Centre fold as issued. One marginal tear into 'O' of Radnorshire bottom right and some bottom margin nicks; two remnants of tape at else very good condition. Printed for John Bowles in Cornhil, Carington Bowles in St Pauls Churchyard, Robt Sayer in Fleet Street. The Large English Atlas was the finest county atlas produced in the 18th.Century and was the largest scale atlas produced to date. Clearly engraved in detail with views and panels of text in the areas surrounding each county describing the commerce and the state of the principal cities. Uncommon.
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