Somersetshire by John Owen / Emanuel Bowen

Somersetshire by John Owen / Emanuel Bowen

Code: 31781

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Author: Owen, John & Bowen, Emanuel

Publisher: Britannia Depicta

Date published: 1720circa

Hand coloured, copper engraving. Overall size in sand mount : 24cms x 31.8cms. Engraved size : 124mm x 191mm. Emanuel Bowen, in collaboration with John Owen, engraved the maps for the half-scale reduction of Ogilby's road maps of 1675. This version was entitled 'Britannia Depicta' and was first published in 1720 : 'The Whole for its Compendious Variety & Exactness, preferable to all other Books of Roads hitherto Published or Proposed ; And calculated not only for the direction of the Traveller (as they are) but the general use of the Gentleman and Tradesman'. This set of maps was very popular and with many re-issues was the most successful of the pocket road maps combining as it did individual county maps followed by a set of strip road maps.