C1744

A new & Correct Chart of all the Known World: Laid down according to Mercator’s projection, exhibiting all the late discoveries & improvements: the whole being collected from the most authentic journals charts &c.

Fine world map on Mercators Projection with decorative title,four compass roses and thumb lines. The map depicts Australia according to Abel Tasman’s first and second voyages 1642-44. The VOC had appointed Tasman on 1 August 1642 as commander of the … Read Full Description

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S/N: NAIB-1001-WM–185044
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Full Title:

A new & Correct Chart of all the Known World: Laid down according to Mercator’s projection, exhibiting all the late discoveries & improvements: the whole being collected from the most authentic journals charts &c.

Date:

C1744

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

455mm 
x 365mm
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A new & Correct Chart of all the Known World: Laid down according to Mercator's projection, exhibiting all the late discoveries & improvements: the whole being collected from the most authentic journals charts &c. - Antique Map from 1744

Genuine antique
dated:

1744

Description:

Fine world map on Mercators Projection with decorative title,four compass roses and thumb lines.

The map depicts Australia according to Abel Tasman’s first and second voyages 1642-44. 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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