An Accurate Map Of The County Of Cambridgshire Divided Into Its Lathes, And Subdivided Into Hundreds..
A fine example.
London printed for Rob. Wilkinson in Cornhill, R. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard.,
n.d. but .
Drawn from surveys, and most approved modern maps, with various additional improvements: illustrated with historical extracts, relative to the air, soil, natural produce, manufactures, trade and present state of its cities and principal towns, and a view of the city of ely. by eman: bowen geographer to his majesty.
Large folding Copper engraved map, 28 x 21.5 inches, in original outline hand-colour, dissected and laid on linen.
Bowen and Kitchin's Large English Atlas was published over a period of eleven years between 1749 and 1760, and forms a highly important series of large scale English County maps, some of the best produced in the eighteenth century. Crammed with information, detailed notes of historical and topographical facts fill all the available space surrounding the map. Inset is a view; The S.E. Prospect of Ely, completing this imposing sheet, a large pictorial and allegorical cartouche depicting the Fishing and agricultural importance of the county.
[Stock No. 24364]