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BOWEN, Emanuel

An Accurate Map of the County of Surrey

London, c.1764
420 x 500 mm., in early outline colour, with some light foxing in the upper right margin, otherwise in good condition.
EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST STATE. Following the success of the earlier published ‘Large English Atlas’, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin undertook a ‘smaller’ folio version entitled the ‘Royal English Atlas’. It was not a commercial success and as such is much rarer than its predecessor. Indeed the first edition is only known in 6 examples. The imprint below the map indicates that this example is in the first state as only issued in the first edition. The imprint bears a wonderful collection of the cartographers of the day ‘Printed for T[homas]. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J[ohn] Bowles & Son. and Mess. [Elizabeth] Bakewell & [Henry] Parker in Cornhill, H[enry] Overton without Newgate, T[homas] Kitchin on Holborn Hill, R[obert] Sayer & J[ohn] Ryall & in Fleet Street. A good example of an extremely rare map KNOWN IN ONLY 6 EXAMPLES. Hodson 233 p. 25 state 1; Shirley BL T.Bow-4a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number: 9278

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