C1777

A New & Accurate Map of Asia, drawn from the most approved Modern maps & charts; by Thos. Bowen.

Mapmaker:

Thomas Bowen (1733 - 1790)

$A 750

In stock

S/N: AM-1777-BOWE-COL–185651
(C091)

Full Title:

A New & Accurate Map of Asia, drawn from the most approved Modern maps & charts; by Thos. Bowen.

Date:

C1777

Mapmaker:

Thomas Bowen (1733 - 1790)

Condition:

Some wear to top sheet edge otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 200mm

Description:

Early map of Asia showing Australia named New Holland and with the recent discoveries of Australia’s east coast and New Zealand made by James Cook on his first voyage. The southern coast from Nuyt’s Land to Van Diemen’s Land is shown as an imaginary line.   

Thomas Bowen (1733 - 1790)

Mapmaker and print seller, son of Emanuel Bowen in Wales. Apprenticed to his father 1748. In partnership with Richard Reynolds in 1761 when they were prisoners in the King's Bench, required to make a schedule of their estate and effects as insolvent debtors. He produced numerous maps and atlases. He died in 1790 in reduced circumstances.

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