New and Accurate Map of England – Copper EngravingThomas Bowen – 1775-90
Decorative engraved 18th century antique map with original outline hand color.
To modern eyes, the map has a period feel, the coloring primitively done in an almost folk-art manner, elaborate pictorial vignette cartouche top right featuring the masts of a sailing ship, Lion & Royal crest, crown, globe, books, music, arts, military, etc.
Thomas Bowen (died 1790) was an English engraver of charts. He was the son of Emanuel Bowen (1693–1767), map engraver to George II and Louis XV.
H: 35 ½ cm W: 23 cm 45x35 cm framed size
H: 14” W: 9”