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Records: 1 to 8 of 8
  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [The first printed map of Georgia]
A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty. London, 1748. 370 x 480mm.
The first map of Georgia, published only fifteen years after the colony's foundation by James Oglethorpe on February 12th 1733. It shows Charleston west to the Mississippi, and south to New Orleans and Cape Canaveral in Florida, marking the lands of the tribes both friendly and hostile and known trails. The borders of the province with Florida and Louisiana are purposefully vague (the 'G' of Georgia is west of Mississippi) as there had been no negotiation with the Spanish. Indeed, such was the expectation of war that Oglethorpe originally banned slavery as a security risk. The map was published in the 1748 edition of John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels', which contained a new chapter dedicated to Georgia, for which this map was engraved. As this was the official account of the colony, Bowen had access to the maps made by the colonists themselves. CUMMING: 267, Colour Plate 18.
[Ref: 15278]    £2,800.00 ($3,562 • €3,122 rates)


  ASIA 
 Japan 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [18th century English map of Japan]
A New and Accurate Map of the Empire of Japan Laid down from the Memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries... London, 1747. Coloured. 365 x 445mm.
Highly detailed map of Japan, published in the 'Complete Atlas', with an illustrated title cartouche. 'Jesso' is equated with Kamchatka. WALTER: OAG 92; HUBBARD: 91.2.
[Ref: 17975]    £900.00 ($1,145 • €1,004 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [The first large-scale map of Australia by an Englishman]
A Complete Map of the Southern Continent. Survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by Order of the East India Company in Holland in the Stadt House in Amsterdam. London, 1744. Coloured. 380 x 490mm.
The first printed map of Australia by an Englishman, although copied from Thevenot, published in the second edition of John Harris' 'Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'. Bowen has added the Tropic of Capricorn and two texts: the upper block emphasises that no assumptions have been made, so white space abounds between New Guinea and Carpentaria, and between the mainland, Tasmania and New Zealand; the lower text starts 'It is impossible to conceive a Country that promises fairer from its situation, than this of Terra Australia; no longer incognita, as this map demonstrates...' CLANCY: map 6.25, illus; PERRY: p.60, plate 69.
[Ref: 16275]    £4,750.00 ($6,042 • €5,296 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [A large-format map of Leicester and Rutland]
An Accurate Map of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland divided into their respective hundreds ... London: Tinney & Sayer, c.1756. Original colour. 570 x 740mm. A very good example.
A large map of Leicester and Rutland with dedications to the Most Noble John Duke of Rutland, ... and To the Rt. Honourable Brownlow Cecil, Earl of Exeter.
[Ref: 15152]    £280.00 ($356 • €312 rates)


  EUROPE 
 France 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [France]
A Map Of France Divided Into Its Provinces... London, J. Robinson, 1744. Original Colour. 200 x 250mm.
A detailed map of France including the territorial gains it made during the War of the Austrian Succession. From "The Travels Of The Late Charles Thompson...".
[Ref: 10741]    £150.00 ($191 • €167 rates)


BOWEN, Emanuel. [France]
A New & Accurate Map of France with it's Acquisitions. London, 1752. Coloured. 365 x 440mm.
Published in the 'Complete Atlas', with inset charts of the harbours of Toulon & Brest and an illustrated title cartouche.
[Ref: 9902]    £240.00 ($305 • €268 rates)


 Switzerland 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [Map of Switerland with a plan of Geneva]
A New & Accurate map of Switzerland with its Allies and Subjects. Composed from ye most approv'd maps &c. and regulated by astronom.l observat.ns By Emanl. Bowen.. London, c .1747. Coloured. 325 x 230mm.
Map of Switzerland from 'A Complete System of Geography'. With a large inset plan of Geneva, with keys at sides to 67 locations.
[Ref: 15597]    £270.00 ($343 • €301 rates)


 Russia 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [A decorative map of Russia]
A New and Accurate Map of the Whole Russian Empire as contained both in Europe and Asia. London, 1748. Coloured. 375 x 455mm.
Depicting Russia, from the Caspian Sea to the Kamchtka peninsula. With Korea, northern China and the Great Wall. With an ornamental title cartouche. Published in John Harris' 'Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 11513]    £280.00 ($356 • €312 rates)


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