C1777

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

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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

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

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

507mm 
x 382mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New & Accurate Map of Asia, drawn from the most approved Modern maps & charts; by Thos. Bowen. - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

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.   

From Middleton, C. A new and complete system of geography...

References:
Tooley, R. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers 1979: p. 251.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3418495

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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