Portugal c.1780 Bowen scarce fine folio antique map lovely hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Accurately Drawn from the most approved Modern Maps and Charts
issued London, c. 1780 by T. Bowen.
Wonderful and uncommon 18th century engraved folio map of Portugal, with attractive full hand color.
Portugal depicted in a manner not frequently seen, emphasizing the country apart from its neighbor Spain.
An uncommon Bowen folio map as well, engraved for inclusion in Barlow's scarce monumental folo historical work "General History of Europe", rendering it far less common than Bowens plentiful small geographical grammar maps.
In near VG, mostly clean, well-preserved condition overall. Original fold lines as issued, minor overall age dustiness.
Will look very nice if displayed. A pleasing map, looks nicer in person than seen in the digital photos.
Sheet measures c. 19" W x 15" H
Printed area c. 12 1/2" W x 16 1/4" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 176