A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the moft approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty.


Title:
A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the moft approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty.
Date:
C1748
Mapmaker:
Emanuel Bowen (1693-1767)
Image Size:
360mm x 470mm (14.17" x 18.5")
Condition:
An excellent example, strong impression with full margins and no wear to folds or repairs.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 5,250
Stock Number:
NAIB 2323 USA (NGPD) (RW01-B)
Description:

Scarce and important map of Georgia and the earliest attainable.

Georgia was established in 1732 by a charter, granted to General James Oglethorpe on April 21, 1732, by George II, for whom the colony was named. The charter was finalized by the King's privy council on June 9, 1732. The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony.

The map extends from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and into Florida to C. Canaveral. The coastal settlements are well delineated, as are the Indian villages and forts (both French and English). The Indian tribes are noted as being friendly or hostile to the English. Major roads and trading paths are well depicted, many not found previously on a printed map. It shows Oglethorpe's new Georgia settlements of Savannah and Ebenezer.   

Bowen created the map from information sourced directly by him from the reports of early Georgia colonists. 

Biography:

Emanuel Bowen (1693-1767)

Bowen was an engraver, cartographer, publisher and print seller. Born in Wales the son of Owen Bowen, gentleman of Talley, Carmarthen. Apprenticed (Merchant Taylor) to Charles Price 1709. He married Elizabeth Boreman 1715 at St. Andew by the Wardrobe in 1716. He was warden of the Masonic Lodge IX in 1723 and master of a Masonic lodge in Carmarthen in 1726. He appeared on Samuel Sympson's list of the leading London engravers compiled in about 1726. He produced numerous maps and atlases during his career.

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