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Author: Emanuel Bowen
Date published: 1752Uncommon thus.. Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall size: 53.1cms x 43.2cms; image size: 418mm x 352mm. Old ink number top right of sheet. Central crease as published, very slightly prominent; browning to sheet edge and about four handling marks in margins away from the map image ; one tiny pinprick hole at centrefold only visible if held up to the light else lovely condition 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.