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Author: Owen, John & Bowen, Emanuel
Publisher: Britannia Depicta
Date published: 1720circaCopper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall size in off white mount : 24cms x 31.8cms. Engraved size : 124mm x 191mm. Slight show through from text on verso in bottom left blank else very good condition. 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.