C1748

A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor…..

Very detailed map of China based on the extensive the surveys made of all of China by the  French Jesuits 1708-1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor. At lower right is a decorative title cartouche and at lower right … Read Full Description

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S/N: NAIB-2262–228708
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Full Title:

A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor…..

Date:

C1748

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

430mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor..... - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

Very detailed map of China based on the extensive the surveys made of all of China by the  French Jesuits 1708-1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor. At lower right is a decorative title cartouche and at lower right an ‘explanation’ key. At top left is an extensive description of Bowen’s sources. The Kingdom of Corea (Korea) and Taiwan is named ‘Tay-Wan or Formosa’. 

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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