A navigational chart by Bowen of the North and Mid Atlantic. Lines of constant bearing emanate and criss-cross from the large number of compass roses within the map; common trade routes are shown with double broken lines; and trade wind directions are shown via arrows and hatching splined to the prevailing direction. Navigational hazards are marked as crosses, important fishing banks with stipling, and the description of plotted courses are written upside down save for the route that the Spanish galleons take on their return to Cadiz which is written in right reading. At the top centre of the map is a table that compares the positions of important locations with Henry Popple's map. Like most of Bowen's work, annotations and descriptions take up the majority of the map leaving little white space. Bowen's statement of responsibility for the map is located just below the annotation for South America, and his sources are credited beneath the Cartouche which appears to be in the shape of a drying page. A legend describes the symbolization, and the chart was presumably intended to be coloured as there is a key for colouration near the top-left.
A small scale map of England and Wales giving a generalized view of the canals shown in the magazine. The map avoids cartographic complexity, showing only coastline, hydrography, cities, and a broken line for highlighted roads. There accompanying text contains the legend for the letters, showing distance in miles between points. The purpose of the symbol/medallion/coin east of Cardigan Bay is unknown at this time.
A county map Leicestershire. The arms of Leicester are shown in the top left corner, and an expertly done cartouche frames the map's title; unlike many of Bowen's small scale maps, there is far less of the lavish annotation and descriptions, instead leaving much of it to the simple legend found in the bottom left corner. The map is also published in the Royal English Atlas, London, about 1763. Woodland is indicated by little tree symbols. Charity schools are marked by a maltese cross, for example at Alton, which is Eggars School, and at Odiham. Minor roads are unshown, making smaller towns appear to be disconnected from the network. Printed lower left is a simple compass rose aligned on the graticule; circle, star points for cardinal directions, lines for half cardinal, North marked by a fleur de lys, East by a cross. Hachuring is used to show relief, and individually drawn trees generalize to wooded areas.
A map of Oxfordshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. A description of the county begins beneath the map and is continued on the following pages. The Arms of Oxford is depicted which includes a floral cartouche of cowslips framing a prancing horse. The map's title is framed by an ornate monument style cartouche replete with small shrubbery and a single tree. An "explanation" legend is in upper right corner referring to towns, Alpha references, parishes and croft roads.
A map of the county of Suffolk for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The coat of arms of Bury are present, and a detailed cartouche borders the work's title and mark of responsibility. An elaborate cartouche frames the map title with authority given to Eman. Bowen as engraver. The Arms of Bury placed in the right top corer show a scroll motif cartouche with vegetation and three crowns pierced with two crossed arrows. roadways, town centers, and reliefe are detailed. An explanation of borough, market towns, and watermills in placed at center top of map. Water mills along rivers are symbolized, along with members of parliament of areas. and recently surveyed roads.
A map of Northumberland by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Newcastle are shown to the right of the map detailing three battlements in the style of crenellation. The cartouche framing the Arms is a scoll and foliage motif. An elaborate scroll and floral cartouche frames the work's title. Some features are not included in the legend such as Hadrian's Wall (Picts Wall), Devil's Causeway (Roman road), and the Wheel Causeway/Maiden Way (thought to be Roman roads at the time) but are given special annotation; however the identity of the large linear feature intersecting Hadrian's Wall is currently unknown.
A map of Rutlandshire (present day Rutland), the smallest of England's historic counties, for Hinton's Universal Magazine. In comparison to some of the other maps in the series, settlements are represented by vignettes or generalized city plans. The coat of arms of Okeham is located in the bottom left corner depicting a turned-down horseshoe. The map title and responsibility are presented as a monument, and surrounded by thematically agrarian features for an idealized view of the landlocked county.
A map of the county of Shropshire for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Stafford are shown in the bottom left corner. The crest includes two Figure 8 knots, a crenellation battlement tower, and one King Richard Lion emblem. The cartouche framing the map's title and mark of responsibility jad sp,e foliage and scrollwork. The right top corner Explanation of boroughs, market towns, parishes, villages, and croft roads corresponds to items on map in described in adjoining text.
A map of Nottinghamshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Nottingham detailing three crowns and an can be found in the bottom right corner, and work's title is bordered by an elegant and elaborate cartouche. An "Explanation" legend describes the symbolization, and includes the fenced areas from earlier works to show parks.
A county map of Lincolnshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The scroll modified arms of Lincoln are shown below the detailed cartouche sketching of the countryside of dense foliage and a fence. An explanatory legend resides in the bottom left hand corner. At the mouth of the Humber River shows sunk island as a discreet entity, although by this time it had begun to silt up enough to be considered as a part of the mainland. These maps published only 4 years prior to the offering of £100 by the Society of Arts for county maps.
Map of islands showing crisscrossing compass roses to aid navigation, a ornately scroll-motif cartouche, and soundings by fathom. Includes inset: East View of Castle Cornet. An account of the islands begins on page 147.
A map of Monmouthshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Monmouth are shown at the top right, while a highly detailed cartouche frame the work's title. Greater use of hachuring is used compared to other maps in the series due to the county's greater variation in topography. Circular fenced in areas are shown without explanation possibly military in nature; a legend in a subsequent map shows it to delineate parkland. Reference to the symbols within the accompanying text. "Engrav'd for Universal magazine" at top of map.
A map of Shropshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Shrewsbury are detailed on the right side of the map. The coat of arms include three leopards faces dating back to the late 1300's. A scroll and foliage motif cartouche frames the map's title. The small hills of the area are shown through lightly hachuring, and larger towns/cities have generalized buildings. Etchings include small churches, fortifications, and town plans. A legend describes the map in the top left corner.
A map of Northhamptonshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The arms of Northampton are shown, and the works title is framed by a cartouche with produce and possible cowslips, traditionally the county's flower), a basket of produce, and a small badger.