C1747

A New & Exact Map of Asia Compiled from Surveys & Authentick Journals....

Mapmaker:

Emanuel Bowen (1694 - 1767)

$A 750

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S/N: NAIB-2790-ASI–232097
(C017)
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Full Title:

A New & Exact Map of Asia Compiled from Surveys & Authentick Journals….

Date:

C1747

Mapmaker:

Emanuel Bowen (1694 - 1767)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

447mm 
x 365mm

Description:

Detailed map of Asia by the highly regarded mapmaker Emanuel Bowen with a decorative title cartouche at lower left and a compass rose in the lower right corner. Shown are the winds directions in the different times of the year.

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

Collections:

National Library of Australia: Bib ID614488

Biography:

Emanuel 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. Andrew 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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