C1744

The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684.

One of the few early maps to focus solely on the Galapagos Islands. The first recorded visit to the islands was in 1535, when Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Bishop of Panamá sailing to Peru. The first basic chart of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684.

Date:

C1744

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 320mm

Paper Size: 

240mm 
x 395mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684. - Antique Map from 1744

Genuine antique
dated:

1744

Description:

One of the few early maps to focus solely on the Galapagos Islands.

The first recorded visit to the islands was in 1535, when Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Bishop of Panamá sailing to Peru. The first basic chart of the islands was made in 1684 by William Ambrosia Cowley the 17th-century English buccaneer who surveyed the Galápagos Islands during his circumnavigation of the world.

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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