A fine reproduction of an accurate map of Berkshire divided into its hundreds. Drawn from the best authorities assisted by Surveys and most approved maps with various improvements. Illustrated with historical extracts relative to Trade, Manufactures, Natural Produce, & present State of the principal Towns &c. By Eman: Bowen Geographer to His Majesty.
Copper engraving by Emanuel Bowen published in The Large English Atlas from 1760. The work was the first large scale atlas of English counties since the works of Blaeu and Jansson a century earlier and was based on the latest surveys available. The maps were a long time in preparation, the engraving work mostly shared between Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchen, beginning in 1749 with the county of Sussex and reaching completion of 45 plates in 1760. During this time the plates passed through the hands of several publishers and were issued individually and in part works without a title.
CARTOGRAPHER: Emanuel Bowen