A New and Accurate Map of the Northern Parts of Italy / Road of Leghor
Author: Bowen, Emanuel
Date published: 1752Uncommon thus.. Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall size: 27.2cms x 43.4cms. Image size: 220mm x 313mm. Old ink number top right, Below the map is a Draught of leghorn i.e. drawing of the harbour of Liguria. Odd mark to margin edges else lovely condition. 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.