C1744

A new and Accurate of the World. Drawn from the Authorities and Regulated by Astronomical.....

Fine world map by Emmanuel Bowen on a ovaloid projection with the tracks of the following circumnavigators; Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Commodore Anson. The map depicts Australia according to Abel Tasman’s first and second voyages 1642-44 but with … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A new and Accurate of the World. Drawn from the Authorities and Regulated by Astronomical…..

Date:

C1744

Condition:

Repaired tear at lower right sheet edge, as often found, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

542mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
A new and Accurate of the World. Drawn from the Authorities and Regulated by Astronomical..... - Antique Map from 1744

Genuine antique
dated:

1744

Description:

Fine world map by Emmanuel Bowen on a ovaloid projection with the tracks of the following circumnavigators; Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Commodore Anson.
The map depicts Australia according to Abel Tasman’s first and second voyages 1642-44 but with a hypothetical east coast extending from Van Diemen’s Land to New Guinea.
The VOC had appointed Tasman on 1 August 1642 as commander of the Heemskerck and Zeehaen with instructions to explore the unknown and previously undiscovered areas of the South Land, the southeast coast of New Guinea and surrounding islands. Tasman’s two voyages resulted in the charting of the northern, northwestern and southern limits of the continent as well as the discovery of part of the New Zealand coast. The only discovery noted on the west coast of Australia, records William Dampier’s visit with,’ Bay of Dogs Dis. By Dampier 1699′. 

 

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

 

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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