David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
William Innys [et al.]
Obj Height cm:
Obj Width cm:
Engraved map. Relief shown pictorially. Includes geographic and ethnographic notes and ornamental cartouche.
cf Tooley, Maps of Africa, pt. 1, p. 26; P614 (1752 edition of A Complete Atlas...); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
A new & accurate map of the southern parts of Africa. Containing Lower Guinea, Monoemugi, Zanguebar, and Empire of Monomotapa, county of the Cafres &c. and the Isld. of Madagascar. Drawn from the best authorities, assisted by the most approved charts & maps & adjusted by astronl. observations. By Eman. Bowen. (London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII)
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 ... In two volumes. The whole illustrated with seventy maps, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty, being all new-drawn and ingraved according to the latest discoveries and surveys; making, of themselves, a complete atlas, for the sse of gentlemen, merchants, mariners, and others, who delight in history and geography ... Vol. 1. London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII.
cf P614 (1752 edition of A Complete Atlas...); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
In the title Bowen states that he is "Preserving all that is useful in the Fourth and Last edition of the Complete Geographer, publish'd under the name of Herman Moll, &c." The 70 maps were also published in two other forms: in "A Complete Atlas" of 1752, and as the Maps for the "Complete Collection of Voyages" by John Harris, in 1744-48 (M&B). The text is massive and interesting, and there are several important maps of America: America, West Indies, Mexico, Louisiana, Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania et al, and Newfoundland et al. The map of the World in Hemispheres is lacking in this copy. Both volumes are newly bound in full brown leather covered boards with "Geography. Vol. 1" and -Geography. Vol. 2" embossed on the spine in gilt.
Pub List No:
Pub Height cm:
Pub Width cm: