C1748

Plans of the Old & New City of Peking ye. Metropolis of China.

Detailed early c.17th plans of Beijing with an extensive key. The top plan is of the New City while the smaller plan at bottom is of the ancient city.    

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S/N: NAIB-2962-TP-BEIJING–228562
(C003)
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Full Title:

Plans of the Old & New City of Peking ye. Metropolis of China.

Date:

C1748

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

257mm 
x 398mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plans of the Old & New City of Peking ye. Metropolis of China. - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

Detailed early c.17th plans of Beijing with an extensive key. The top plan is of the New City while the smaller plan at bottom is of the ancient city.

 

 

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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