Rare 241 year old etching map; Edinburgh, Scotland by Thomas Bowen 1775
Product Code: 161001-2
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'Roads From Edinburgh to Moffat & Dumfries'
By Peebles, & also by Linton, Miles measured from the Chapel of Ease, Edinburgh on the Peebles Rd. 3/4 Mile distant from the Cross.
Published London: 1775
From 'Taylor & Skinner's Survey Maps of the Roads of North Britain or Scotland'
Printed lower right-hand corner: Thos Bowen sculp.
Thomas Bowen (died 1790) was an English engraver of charts. He was the son of Emanuel Bowen;1693/4–1767, map engraver to George II and Louis XV.
He died in Clerkenwell workhouse early in 1790.
Two very fine historic map engravings, with bright and unfaded fine detail in black ink with hand colouring, the image size measuring approximately 18 cms. x 44 cms. (7¼ x 17½ ins.) printed within a worn but evident platemark and impression on an early laid paper sheet size of 22 cms. x 51 cms. (8¾ x 20 ins.)
Unmounted and unframed, engraved on both sides, the condition of the images and the sheet is fair with handling marks, edge wear and an overall toning condusive with age.