England and Wales as an old man

By SNOW, W., after Robert DIGHTON, 1815 
£800

A Caricature of England and Wales.

British Isles Great Britain
  • Author: SNOW, W., after Robert DIGHTON
  • Publication place: [London
  • Publication date: c1815].
  • Physical description: Engraved caricature map mounted on card, original full wash colour.
  • Dimensions: 130 by 97mm. (5 by 3.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 3205

Notes

This humorous map is part of the series of cartographic caricatures — including England and Wales, as here, Scotland, and Ireland — which Robert Deighton first produced in the late eighteenth century. England and Wales are depicted as John Bull with full tankard of beer in hand and riding a monstrous fish.

The map like much of Dighton’s caricatures would be published as a print by Carrington Bowles (fl.1752–1793). Carington Bowles worked initially with his father, John Bowles, before leaving to take over his uncle Thomas Bowles (II)‘s business, circa 1762. Carington Bowles was one of the most active mapsellers and publishers of his day in London. His business was continued by his some Henry Carington Bowles who, in partnership with Samuel Carver, continued to publish maps and prints well into the nineteenth century. 
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