Title: A New and Accurate Map of the Island of Jamaica

By: Bowen, Emanuel

Map id: 45577
Published date: 1752

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A New and Accurate Map of the Island of Jamaica

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Uncommon thus.. Copper engraving engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall size 53cms x 43.2cms; image size: 418mm 342mm. Central crease as published, this central crease is lighter than the surrounding area, there is a brown circular stain in the right margin and the sheet edgesa are browned; two specks of thinner paper when held up to the light, but not holes;Stunning and detailed map with two plans of Kingston Harbour and Port Antonio and St Franceis below in nice condition not withstanding the above. Old ink number top right margin Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was mapmaker to King George II and Louis XV (France), and his most distinguished work is the System of Geography from which this map came. His output was prolific and he produced several English county atlases, in some of which he was assisted by his son Thomas. Despite this commercial success ill-health and impecuniosity dogged both father and son, the latter dying in Clerkenwell Workhouse.

Subject Jamaica
Map maker Bowen, Emanuel
Publisher No
Published at year 1752

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