|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Owen, John and Bowen, Emanuel|
|Dimensions||184 x 114|
A finely engraved and decorative map of Surrey from Owen and Bowen's 'Britannia Depicta', first published in 1720. The reverse shows three sections of road; Guilford to Chidingfold, Chidingfold to Midhurst and Midhurst to Chichester. This atlas was undoubtedly one of the most popular of the eighteenth century. It was a pocket-sized atlas of county maps and strip road maps, based on John Ogilby's famous road book of 1675. 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. Numbered 140 to top left corner.
Bowen, Emanuel (c.1693-1767) was one of the leading eighteenth 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. He collaborated with other map makers of his time, including the Bowles family and John Owen.
Condition: Creases and small tears to margins, staining from previous mount, tape residue to verso margins, none of which affects printed area and covered by existing mount.