C1752

The Artificial Sphere.

Map and printseller, engraver to George II of England Louis XV of France and worked in London from about 1714 to 1767. He died in 1767 in reduced circumstances. Armillary sphere set on a Trompe-l’oeil &quotpaper sheet&quot, with a fabric … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Artificial Sphere.

Date:

C1752

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

130mm 
x 190mm

Frame Size: 

290mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Artificial Sphere. - Antique Map from 1752

Genuine antique
dated:

1752

Description:

Map and printseller, engraver to George II of England Louis XV of France and worked in London from about 1714 to 1767. He died in 1767 in reduced circumstances. Armillary sphere set on a Trompe-l’oeil &quotpaper sheet&quot, with a fabric banner title, and two small figures holding mapping tools looking over a compass.

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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