C1789

The World including the late Discoveries, by Captn Cook and other Circum Navigators carefully laid down to the present time by Tho. Bowen.

Superb double hemisphere world map with a decorative title surrounded with floral motifs and swags, showing the discoveries of Captain James Cook’s three voyages . At lower centre is a projection of the north pole and in the top corners … Read Full Description

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S/N: ANAAS-001-WM-1789–355613
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Full Title:

The World including the late Discoveries, by Captn Cook and other Circum Navigators carefully laid down to the present time by Tho. Bowen.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

465mm 
x 277mm

Paper Size: 

493mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
The World including the late Discoveries, by Captn Cook and other Circum Navigators carefully laid down to the present time by Tho. Bowen. - Antique Map from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

Superb double hemisphere world map with a decorative title surrounded with floral motifs and swags, showing the discoveries of Captain James Cook’s three voyages . At lower centre is a projection of the north pole and in the top corners are, a celestial and terrestrial globe while in the lower corners an orrery and a compass. Australia’s east coast and New Zealand are shown which Cook had charted discovery on his first voyage. The chart shows Van Diemens Land prior to Bass and Flinders’s discovery of Bass Strait (1798-9).  Hawaii and Cook’s explorations and tracks on the north west coast of America are shown,  which finally proved the absence of the long sought North West passage.

This chart is not to be confused with Bankes earlier double hemisphere world map issued in the first edition (1787/88) of Bankes’s, ‘A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography Antient and Modern‘, which only showed Cook’s first voyage and is further identified by the lack of the four images in each corner. This chart showing all three of Cook’s voyages, was issued in the second edition of Bankes’s, A New, Royal, and Authentic System of Universal Geography, Antient and Modern‘. (title changed). (1789/90 but prior to the third edition which was published in 1791).

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 541502

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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