Spain Portugal c.1794 Bowles & Carver original full color large antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
" Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal ".
Published c. 1790, London by Bowles & Carver.
An oversize and evidently very uncommon late 18th-century map of the Iberian peninsula, boasting a profusion of place names.
In Good+ to near VG condition overall, a few minor age spots and a small centerfold split, but still very attractive and visually pleasing. With full original hand color, as issued.
Late 18th-century folio sheet maps issued in London by Bowles and Carver are quite scarce. Their enormous atlas must have been printed in very small numbers and have had a very limited distribution. In searching map price records and we find very few Bowles & Carver maps in general, and virtually none of this particular map.
Sheet measures c. 27 1/2" W x 21 1/4 " H.
Image measures c. 23" W x 17 1/4" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 178