|Published||Eman: Bowen Georg.r to His Majesty. Engraved for the General Magazine of Arts & Sciences for W. Owen at Temple Bar 1757|
|Dimensions||253 x 255 mm|
An uncommon map, of the environs of London graphically depicted within concentric circles. Full title reads: 'An Accurate Map of the Country 17 Miles round London, shewing the Distances of all Places from the Metropolis, by Concentric Circles; also their Respective Bearings by Lines drawn from the Center to the Exterior Circle, with the Points of the Compass annexed.'
Thomas Bowen (1733-1790) was an English engraver, map-maker, and printseller. He worked with his father, Emmanuel Bowen, on the Royal English Atlas and the Atlas Angelicanus, which he completed after his fathers death in 1767. He engraved maps for Taylor & Skinner's Survey of the Roads of North Britain and many other publications.
Condition: Two vertical folds as issued. Time toning and tearing, mainly to left edge of the sheet. Trimmed close to the image. Repaired tear to centre right of sheet.