A New and Correct map of Africa. Drawn from the most Approved Modern Maps and Charts, and adjusted by Astronomical Observations, representing also the course of the Trade Winds Monsoons, &c. . . . 1748

Uncommon Eighteenth century English folio map.

Very detailed and an accurate map for it's time.

Decorative cartouche and a compass rose .

In South Africa the settlements of Hellenbok and Drakenstein are located along with a Dutch fort and a river that is said to have no end. The Hottentot tribes are shown north of these settlements, and gold and silver mines are depicted in Zimbabwe. The Nile arises from Lake Dambea. There are several notations in the interior referring to the legendary Antropophages or Man Eaters.

The map with addition of arrows, depicting the trade winds in the oceans around Africa.

Very good hand colour

Mint condition

Publication: Harris' Collection of Voyages

Ref: Norwich #89.

code : M4328

Cartographer : Emanuel BOWEN

Date : 1748 London

Size : 37*45.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £350

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Emanuel Bowen (c.1693/1694-1767) was an English engraver, publisher and mapseller active in London between 1720 and 1767. His prolific output as engraver and publisher earned him recognition both in England and France, for he held the dual appointment of Engraver to George II and to Louis XV of France.

Bowen engraved large numbers of maps for general atlases, geographical text-books and periodicals, particularly The Complete System of Geography, the Universal History of the World, the small-format periodical The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences and the Complete Atlas.

Bowen also produced a large number of English county maps. His earliest known publication was a series of road maps of England and Wales, the Britannia Depicta, with a map of each county, produced in partnership with John Owen in 1720 (the Owen and Bowen maps). This series was very popular, being frequently re-issued up to 1764 and was the most successful successor to John Ogilby's renowned road book.