C1744

A New and Accurate Map of the East Indies Exhibiting the Course of the European Trade both on the Continent and Islands....

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Full Title:

A New and Accurate Map of the East Indies Exhibiting the Course of the European Trade both on the Continent and Islands….

Date:

C1744

Condition:

Minor repaired tear at right hand side sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 370mm

Paper Size: 

472mm 
x 396mm

Description:

Detailed map of the East Indies, extending from India to Australia showing the trade routes to the important sources of spices, precious stones, fabrics, porcelain, wood etc. A decorative title cartouche comprising of two figures holding parasols at top right. Marked are the “winds”. On the west coast of ‘New Holland’, the Dutch discovery, ‘De Wits Land’ is noted.

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

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 578430
State Library NSW: Call Numbers Cb 75/1

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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