Italy Italia 1779 Thomas Bowen decorative antique map hand color NOT IN BORRIBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
from the Best Authorities by T. Bowen, Geogr.
Issued 1779, London by Thomas Bowen.
Charming little 18th century antique map. Engraved with beautiful full hand color.
Paper remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean example with a lovely visual appearance.
Old centerfold line.
Sheet measures c. 13 5/8" x 9".
Printed area measures c. 9" x 7 1/8".
Borri, L'Italia nell'antica cartographia 1477-1799, NOT LISTED (noting only one map by T. Bowen, 229, but the example catalogued with pic is a totally different less decorative map).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, p. 433.