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Antique Map of Hampshire by Emanuel Bowen

Antique map of Hampshire by Emmanuel Bowen

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From the English Atlas. Very detailed, substantial areas of text relating to the commerce and agriculture of the county. Dated 1777.

Condition: Paper and print good, small repaired split to centre fold, age discolouration to margins. Early hand colouring

Title: An antique map of Hants circa 1777.
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 420 x 510mm, 16.5 x 20 " approx.
Order No. 2031 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 470 x 560mm, 23 x 28.75 " approx.
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Emanuel Bowen (fl. 1714 - 67)

An 18th century map and print seller, who worked in London from about 1714, producing some of the best and attractive maps of the century. A recurring feature of Bowen's work, evident even on the early road maps, was his habit of filling every corner and space of the map with jottings and footnotes, both historical and topographical.

One of his earliest engraved works Britannia Depicta, published in 1720 contained over two hundred road maps together with a miniature county map of each of the counties of England and Wales. It was an unusual feature of the atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page, and this resulted in a handier sized book.

He also issued with John Owen a book of road maps based, as was usual at the time, on Ogilby but again incorporating his own style of historical and heraldic detail.

Inspite of his royal appointments and apparent prosperity he died in poverty and his son, who carried on the business was no more fortunate and died in a Clerkenwell workhouse in 1790.

Old eighteenth century map of Hampshire by Emanuel Bowen.

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