This is an attractive map of England and Wales.  Great detail is given to identify rivers, lakes, the shoreline, cities, towns, and roads/paths.  The counties are noted as well.  The title cartouche is flanked by two female figures; Britannia holding her shield and another supporting a sailing vessel, likely signifying the British naval ambition of the time.  It is from A Complete System Of Geography, and was engraved by Thomas Kitchin.

1747 Bowen Map of England and Wales

SKU: 2296
$400.00Price
  • Title

    A New and Very Accurate Map of South Britain or England and Wales...

  • Map Maker Specifics

    E Bowen, 1847 c., Loncon

  • Size

    15.5 X 16.5 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very good.  Nice paperstock.  Slight edge toning and finger soiling.  A couple of 0.5 cm or less splits.  Uncolored.  Issued centerfold.

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