C1744

A Map of Marco Polo’s Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century through a great Part of Asia, all Tartary, the East India Islands & Part of Africa.

Fascinating map recording Marco Polo’s travels which were transcribed while he was in prison. Copies of these hand written accounts were copied and eventually printed in Europe by Munster and others. Marco Polo’s description and positioning of Java Grande and … Read Full Description

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S/N: NAIB-1592-ASI–185042
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Full Title:

A Map of Marco Polo’s Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century through a great Part of Asia, all Tartary, the East India Islands & Part of Africa.

Date:

C1744

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 195mm

Paper Size: 

400mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Map of Marco Polo's Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century through a great Part of Asia, all Tartary, the East India Islands & Part of Africa. - Antique Map from 1744

Genuine antique
dated:

1744

Description:

Fascinating map recording Marco Polo’s travels which were transcribed while he was in prison. Copies of these hand written accounts were copied and eventually printed in Europe by Munster and others. Marco Polo’s description and positioning of Java Grande and Minor were to confuse mapmakers for hundreds of years.

Emmanuel 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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