C1748

A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations

A fine map of the Atlantic Ocean with the northern coast of South America, the Caribbean Islands, the coast of North America, western Africa and Europe. The tracks of Christopher Columbus route is is marked and an added note, ‘The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations

Date:

C1748

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

445mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

A fine map of the Atlantic Ocean with the northern coast of South America, the Caribbean Islands, the coast of North America, western Africa and Europe. The tracks of Christopher Columbus route is is marked and an added note, ‘The Course of Christopher Columbus to Discover the New World’.

South Carolina’s boundary is noted; The South Boundary of Carolina According to K. Charles IId. Charter 30th of June 1665. Below the title is note stating that Columbus’ discovery of the New World, may have been precede by  Madoc, a Prince of North Wales who sailed to the coast of Florida in 1170.’

In National Library of AustraliaBib ID799905

From Harris’s Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels.

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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