A New and Accurate Map of Portugal
Author: Bowen, Emanuel
Date published: 1752Uncommon thus.. Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall size: 27.3cms x 43.2cms. Image size: 219mm x 316mm. Old ink number to top right corner. slight browning to sheet edges and bottom left margin corner jagged but otherwise very good condition with attractive cartouche, compass rose and textual details of which maps consulted top right blank area. 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.