C1748

A New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps amd Charts ....

Scarce detailed map of the North and South America with a decorative title cartouche at top right and shown are the direction of the prevailing “winds”. The northwest part of North America is shown as ‘undiscovered, Bowen adds a note … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps amd Charts ….

Date:

C1748

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 350mm

Paper Size: 

478mm 
x 400mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps amd Charts .... - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

Scarce detailed map of the North and South America with a decorative title cartouche at top right and shown are the direction of the prevailing “winds”. The northwest part of North America is shown as ‘undiscovered, Bowen adds a note ‘The supposed Straits of Annian‘ in the sea to the right of the title cartouche. A number of place names are includes;  Cape Mendocino, Drake’s Port, Monterrey and New Albion.

From Harris’s, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel.

Image size 350mm x 450mm (14″ x 18″), Sheet size 400mm x 478mm (16″ x 19.1″), Condition: In near fine condition, with centre fold as issued, Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.

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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