- URN: 5.35
Cartographer : BOWEN, Emanuel
- Artwork Name:
A Map Of Sussex: The Road From London To Arundel In Sussex
- Printing Process:
- Support Surface:
- Overall Size (w x h, cms): 24 x 31 cms
- Image Size (w x h, cms): 12.5 x 18.5 cms
- Price: £135.00
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Locale of work: England, Sussex
- Print Category:
Maps And Midhurst - Local & Surrounding Area
- Colour: Colour
- Colour Application: Original Hand Colour
- Framing State: Framed, Mounted, Glazed
- Publisher: John Owen and Emanuel Bowen
- Publication Magazine: Britannia Depicta’ (1720)
- Edition Series Volume: Plate 8
- Notes: A decorative and finely executed original, antique copper engraving. It shows a county map of Sussex with additional decorated title cartouche, from the pocket road book atlas "Britannia Depicta", by Thomas Bowles and published by J. Owen and E. Bowen in 1720. This was the first truly 'pocket sized' road book for travellers based on the surveys of John Ogilby first published in large folio format 45 years earlier in 1675. Done after the Plates by John Ogilby, the plates for Britannia Depicta included a wealth of historical, topographical and informative notes compiled by John Owen and also noted the Arms and important people of major towns and included a set of small county maps.
The titles to the routes were now included on a separate page, usually above a county map relevant to the route. The plates were printed on both sides of the paper, reducing the weight of the volume. The notes by John Owen were engraved on the copperplate surrounding the road maps, as well as on separate plates. This print is the map of Sussex from an early edition in the second state, with rape numbers added to the map.
- Further Information: Emanuel Bowen was born in c.1693 and died in 1767. Based in London from 1714 onwards, Bowen was highly regarded for producing some of the largest, most detailed, most accurate and most attractive maps of his era. He had the high distinction to be named Royal Mapmaker to both King George II of England and Louis XV of France. Bowen is also known to have worked with some of the most prominent cartographic names of the period including Herman Moll, John Owen, and Thomas Kitchin. The maps produced by Emanuel Bowen and his collegue John Owen have become commonly and affectionately known as "Owen & Bowen" maps.