Bowen’s Map of Somerset
Bowen’s Map of Somerset – An Eighteenth-century Classic
A limited-edition reprint of 300 copies of Emanuel Bowen’s ‘Improved Map’ of Somerset. First published in 1750 the edition reproduced was published in The Large English Atlas of 1777. It is an extremely detailed map and shows the boundaries of the hundreds, towns and villages, places of interest such as castles, religious houses, deer parks and charity schools, and geographical features such as rivers, moors, and hill ranges. This map is a classic amongst all the eighteenth-century county maps of Somerset, being decorative and informative. For its scale this is one of the most important maps of the century. A limited-edition reprint of 300 copies, measuring 27½ by 20 inches costs £10 per copy plus £6 p+p.