An Accurate Map Of The County Of Kent Divided Into Its Lathes,
Printed for Rt. Wilkinson in Cornhill Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Churchyard and Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street. Not dated but known to be
And subdivided into hundreds. 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. by eman: bowen geographer to his majesty.
Original copper engraved map, 21 x 28 inches, with good margins, in original outline hand-colouring. A few clean example This is the largest of Bowen's classic eighteenth century maps of the county. From Bowen and Kitchin's Large English Atlas which 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 chart of the Downs and, completing this imposing sheet, a large pictorial and allegorical cartouche depicting the maritime and agricultural importance of the county. Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767) was a Welsh engraver, who produced some of the largest and most detailed maps of the age, becoming Royal mapmaker to both George II and Louis XV.
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