C1744

A New & Accurate Chart of the World Drawn from Authentic Surveys, assisted by the most approved modern Maps & Charts & Regulated...

Chart of the world on Mercator’s Projection showing magnetic variations as set out by Edmond Halley 1700 to solve the problem of magnetic variation in respect of measuring a ships longitude.accurately. A table at lower left explains the placement of … Read Full Description

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S/N: RLAR-026-WM-1744-BOWE-BACSOG–226315
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Full Title:

A New & Accurate Chart of the World Drawn from Authentic Surveys, assisted by the most approved modern Maps & Charts & Regulated…

Date:

C1744

Condition:

Right margin reinstated, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

440mm 
x 365mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New & Accurate Chart of the World Drawn from Authentic Surveys, assisted by the most approved modern Maps & Charts & Regulated... - Antique Map from 1744

Genuine antique
dated:

1744

Description:

Chart of the world on Mercator’s Projection showing magnetic variations as set out by Edmond Halley 1700 to solve the problem of magnetic variation in respect of measuring a ships longitude.accurately. A table at lower left explains the placement of the magnetic lines on the map.

Australia is shown with the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages in 1742-4.

From: Bowen, E. A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world… London 1747

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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