C1789

The World, including the late discoveries, by Capt.Cook and other circumnaviagtors, Carefully laid down to the present time by Thos. Bowen.

Superb double hemisphere world with decorative title and surrounded with floral motifs and swags showing the discoveries of James Cook . At lower centre is a north pole projection. The map includes the tracks of Cook’s first voyage and those of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The World, including the late discoveries, by Capt.Cook and other circumnaviagtors, Carefully laid down to the present time by Thos. Bowen.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

470mm 
x 285mm

Frame Size: 

760mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
The World, including the late discoveries, by Capt.Cook and other circumnaviagtors, Carefully laid down to the present time by Thos. Bowen. - Antique Map from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

Superb double hemisphere world with decorative title and surrounded with floral motifs and swags showing the discoveries of James Cook . At lower centre is a north pole projection. The map includes the tracks of Cook’s first voyage and those of Anson. Australia is shown attached to Van Diemens Land and not showing the discovery of Bass Strait (1798-9).

Collections:
National Library of Australia:  Bib ID541502
State Library of NSW: Call Numbers M2 100/1771/1

Thomas Bowen (1733 - 1790)

Mapmaker and print seller, son of Emanuel Bowen in Wales. Apprenticed to his father 1748. In partnership with Richard Reynolds in 1761 when they were prisoners in the King's Bench, required to make a schedule of their estate and effects as insolvent debtors. He produced numerous maps and atlases. He died in 1790 in reduced circumstances.

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