1782 Bowen Map Kingdom of Ireland Map - 225 Years Old

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 30,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
You are bidding on a very rare and 100% original - authentic - genuine 225 Year Old handcolored antique map of the above region by the famous 18th century English cartographer Emanuel Bowen. This map was in the 1782 edition of Millar's Geography.

Emanuel Bowen (1714 - 1767) and son Thomas Bowen

Emanuel Bowen was a print and map seller by trade, he was also engraver to both George II and Louis XV of France. From 1714 onwards he worked in London and began to produce some of the finest and most appealing maps of that era. He had great plans to publish a complete County Atlas, however he simply did not have the means to achieve this alone; so he joined forces with another map-maker, Thomas Kitchin, and together they published 'The Large English Altas'.
In 1749, before the completion of the Atlas, they began to issue the individual maps and in 1760 the Atlas was finally finished. With few exceptions, the maps in 'The Large English Atlas' were the largest (27" x 20") county maps ever to have been produced. They were also quite different to other maps of their time because of the topographical and historical details which were engraved around them in any blank spaces. This made them far more entertaining to peruse. At a later date, the Atlas was reissued, the only alteration being a reduction in size.
Along with various maps and Atlases, Bowen produced a book of road maps, very much in keeping with those of Ogilby, although much like the maps in 'The Large English Atlas', Bowen embellished them with historical detail and heraldic images which set them apart from others as his own work. His son, Thomas, also produced some beautiful maps, having started helping his father when he was young, he continued by himself long after Emanuel's death.

I cannot stress enough how beautiful these maps are up close compared to the photos that you see. Note that the photos do not do the map justice. These are truly incredible maps to behold!!

General Description:

1.Strikingly interesting and highly detailed map. Incredibly beautiful handcoloring. Very decorative cartouche. The map depicts in great detail all of the geographical information known at the time the map was published. Depending on the map in the listing, note that many geographical details have changed since the map was published and were not accurate compared to today's modern maps!! Map symbols and details include individual towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands, mountains, forests, roads and other important places as shown on the map in this listing.

2. The map is in excellent condition considering the age of the map. The overall size of the map sheet is approximately 10 inches by 8 inches.

3. The map is a 100% orignal and genuine antique map.

4. Full retail prices of the maps can be in the hundreds of dollars. The starting price for this map is far, far lower than the full retail price. These individual maps rarely come up fo auction and if they do then not at a low price like this.

All of my maps are investment grade and collectible quality. The value of this original will only increase over time. Many people are now starting to offer cheap reproductions/copies. Why spend the money for something like that when you can have an original for a few dollars more that will only increase in value over time.

** I DO NOT SELL REPRODUCTIONS !!!

** Please also view all of my other maps for sale at very reasonable prices

** Please review all of my positive feeback of satisfied winners from past auctions.

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Terms: PayPal is accepted . Check or money order is preferred. Check clearing waiting time is ten (10) days. Payment is expected within 7 days of the end of the auction. I ship a couple of times per week. All sales are final so bid carefully and ask any questions prior to the end of the auction. I ship these rolled and in strong reinforced heavy tubes. Buyer will pay shipping and handling charges of $8.00 for the US. Insurance starts at $5.00. I w...

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