Ref: Lon023, 1788, John Bowles
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Bowle's new pocket plan of the cities of London and Westminster with the Borough of Southwark comprehending the new buildings to 1788. This copper engraved map was first published by Carrington Bowles in 1733, a member of the famous Bowles family of map publishers. This edition was published in 1788.
Carrington Bowles was the last member of this family to publish maps. The business was begun by Thomas Bowles who was an engraver in the late 1600's and his sons, Thomas and John, carried on publishing maps during the 18th century. John Bowles son Carrington took over the business eventually with Samuel Carver and the firm continued to publish maps in to the 19th century.
In 1787 the constitution of the United States is approved. The First Fleet sets sail for Australia in 1787 arriving in January 1788. The Marylebone Cricket club settles the rules of cricket. London population now around 900,000.
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