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OWEN, J. / BOWEN, E. - The Road from London to the Lands-End in Cornwall.

OWEN, J. / BOWEN, E. - The Road from London to the Lands-End in Cornwall.
The Road from London to the Lands-End in Cornwall. - OWEN, J. / BOWEN, E.
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Title : The Road from London to the Lands-End in Cornwall..
Map maker : OWEN, J. / BOWEN, E..
Date : London, 1720 - 1764.
Size : 7.5 x 4.7 inches. / 19.0 x 12.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Attractive and decorative 18th century strip map showing the route from London to Cornwall. It was published in "Britannia Depicta".

The strip road maps of England and Wales first appeared in 1675 with the publishing of John Ogilby's atlas Britannia. John Senex published his small road atlas in 1719. A year later "Britannia Depicta" was published by Thomas Bowles.
The interesting notes that appear on the front and back of each map were compiled by the antiquarian and lawyer John Owen whilst the engraving was undertaken by Emanuel Bowen.
The atlas was republished many times over the next forty years until the last edition in 1764.

Condition : In very good condition with usual age toning. With a description of London on verso.


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