Antique Maps, Charts, Plans, Atlases, Globes and Reference Books

you are viewing prices in Pounds Sterling

Click to view prices in other currencies

map search

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment


Send a link to this page to a friend

Sections marked with a * can't be left blank. Read our privacy statement.

*your name
*your e-mail address
*your friend's name
*your friend's e-mail address
 your message
 would you like a copy of your e-mail?

Do you know somebody who might be interested in this map? Click the button if you'd like to e-mail a link to this page.

A Map Of Somerset Shire

hover the cursor over image to pan/zoom, or click the image to view a larger version

A Map Of Somerset Shire : E. Bowen / J. Owen

click here to view a large version in a separate window

Emanuel Bowen was one of the most prolific map engravers active in London in the mid-eighteenth century. Beginning his career in about 1714 he continued into the 1760s producing maps of all parts of Britain and the world. In fact, few other mapmakers of any period could lay claim to such a broad output; from maps or plans of localised British regions and counties, to maps of almost unknown regions such as Australia and the North Pole! Bowen's maps appeared in atlases, travel and history books, periodicals and as separate publications. However, despite the quantity of work, many of his maps have an important place in cartography - most notably the large-scale county maps designed with Thomas Kitchin. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular atlases of the early eighteenth century was "Britannia Depicta ...", based on John Ogilby's famous road book of 1675, and first published in 1720. The maps include, within decorated cartouches, information regarding market days, distances and such like pertaining to the county shown. Minor marginal reinforcement but a very attractive example.
region: Somerset
mapmakers: E. Bowen   J. Owen  
place and date of publication: London 1720-c.1740
medium and colour: copperplate, coloured
size in mm: 180 by 120mm (7 by 4.75 inches).
ref: 41960

Price: £ 100£ 60

return to English County Maps L-Y

You might also like

A Map Of Five Miles Round The City Of Bath
A Map Of Five Miles Round The City Of Bath
by Meyler and Son
price: £ 260£ 156
by J. & F. Harwood
price: £ 50£ 30
Widcombe Old Church, Bath
Widcombe Old Church, Bath
by R. E. Peach
price: £ 40£ 24
Zee Caerte Vande Noordt Custe Van Engelandt ...
Zee Caerte Vande Noordt Custe Van Engelandt ...
by L. J. Waghenaer
price: £ 1750£ 1050