A NEW AND ACCURATE CHART OF THE WEST INDIES WITH ADJACENT COASTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Attractive and detailed map of the Caribbean and Gulf coasts with well engraved detail and many remarks on sailing directions, history, and native populations. The trade winds are noted with directional arrows, and the major trade routes are delineated. The coastal place names are abundant, with some towns and fortifications named inland. An early reference to the first attempted colony in Texas is Cenis Ft. on the banks of the Trinity River. In today's Colombia are noted Gold Rivers and Mines and a Dutch Colony is located in Surinam. The map is filled with extensive, interesting notations on the Spanish Galleons, John Oxnam and the Isthmus of Darien, King Charles II and the granting of the Carolina charter, and much more.
Cartouche. Tiny invisible repair
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #17.
Publication: John Harris' Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca
code : M4323
Cartographer : Emanuel BOWEN
Date : 1748 London
Size : 37*45 cms
availability : Available
Price : £465
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.