HOLLAND A NEW & ACCURATE MAP OF THE SEVEN UNITED PROVINCES
£220Very decorative map of Holland with a chart of the North Sea below.Cartouche.Compass rose etc.From Bowens' A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world ... Later hand colour. Mint condition.
code : M1632
Cartographer : Emanuel BOWEN
Date : 1747/ London
Size : 32&23cms
availability : Available
Price : £220
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.