Map Art: The River Thames . . .

by John Bowles circa 1816

Map Art - Old Map of River Thames

Figure with map for proportion.

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A stunning edition that combines the art of the early map-maker with the very latest advances in 12 colour print technology.

The Editor's Note to the bottom left reads "Thamesis, from whence the River Thames derives its Name is undoubtedly the British word Tavuys, which signifies a gentle Stream,
and from the nature of which Sir John Denham has described it.

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Detail from Old Map of the River Thames

N.B. As the original was an old canvass sheet map there are fold marks visible.

This River from its Source as far as Dorchester (where it receives the River Thame) is by most geographers called Isis; tho it appears from unquestionable authority, that it had anciently as it has at this day the Name of Thames long befor it wanders so low. It rises in the very edge of
Gloucestershire near the village of Torleton, not far from the Fosse Way as it leads from Cirencester into Somersetshire and after receiving the Churn, Coln and a few more small Rivers becomes navigable at Lechlade, where it is able to bear a barge of 50 Ton.

In this River the Tide flows as far as Richmond, near twenty Miles above London Bridge & the Fish it abounds with are chiefly Tench, Barbel, Roach, Dace, Chub, Bream, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Bleak, Cray fish and sometimes the smaller Conger."

At the top of the map is a panel that details the Tolls payable (from one shilling to a princely one pound and five shillings!) at various Locks, Weirs and bridges and the nautical distance between them.

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