|Artist||Owen, John and Bowen, Emanuel|
|Dimensions||263 x 212 mm|
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular atlases of the early eighteenth century was that with maps engraved by Emanuel Bowen for John Owen's Britannia Depicta - a pocket-sized atlas of county maps and strip road maps, based on John Ogilby's famous road book of 1675, and first published in 1720. The maps are immensely detailed and finely engraved, and include, within decorated cartouches, information regarding market days, distances and such like pertaining to the county shown.
Bowen, Emmanuel (c.1693-1767) One of the leading 18th-century map and print sellers and engravers in London. Appointed Engraver of maps to George II of England and possibly Louis XV of France. His apprentices included Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys. Collaborated with other map makers of his time, including the Bowles family and John Owen.