Navigation

Antique Map East Indies by Bowen (1752) – SOLD

Return to Previous Page
Description

Product Description

Antique Map East Indies by Bowen titled ‘A New and Accurate Map of the East India Islands, Laid down according to the latest discoveries (..)’.

English map of South East Asia, the Philippines and part of Australia, with a compass rose and illustrated title cartouche depicting natives under umbrellas and an incense burner amongst heaps of spices. Published in London round 1744-52 by Emanuel Bowen, (1694?–1767) a English map engraver, who worked for George II of England and Louis XV of France as a geographer.

One of his earliest engraved works, Britannia Depicta, published in 1720, contained over two hundred road maps together with a miniature county map of each of the counties of England and Wales. It was an unusual feature of the atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page, and this resulted in a handier-sized book.

He also issued with John Owen a book of road maps based, as was usual at the time, on John Ogilby but again incorporating his own style of historical and heraldic detail. In spite of his royal appointments and apparent prosperity he died in poverty and his son, who carried on the business, was no more fortunate and died in a Clerkenwell workhouse in 1790. He published “A Complete System of Geography, 1744-7; an ‘English Atlas, with a new set of maps,’ 1745(?); a ‘Complete Atlas … in sixty-eight Maps,’ 1752; ‘Atlas Minimus; or a new set of Pocket Maps,’ 1758; and a series of separate maps of the English counties, of Germany, Asia Minor, and Persia, between 1736 and 1776.

Artist: E. Bowen
Year: 1752
Purchase Code: M2412

SOLD

Product Enquiry

Product Enquiry

Related Products

Antique Map Ceylon by Churchill (1732) – SOLD

Antique Map Ceylon by Churchill titled ‘Insula Ceylan olim Taprobana nunc incolis Lankawn’. Rare and attractive map of Ceylon, nowadays Sri Lanka, published in England in 1732, from Awnsham Churchill’s, “A collection of voyages and...

China, Contains 15 Subject Provinces

“China, Contains 15 Subject Provinces, including the 2 Islands of Hainan | Formosa and the Tributary Kingdoms of Korea | Tonkin.” A detailed British map of China. Detail includes provinces, cities, towns, rivers, mountain, and...

Antique Map of the East Indies by Wilkinson (1794) – SOLD

Antique Map of the East Indies by Wilkinson titled ‘The Islands of the East Indies with the Channels between India, China & New Holland’. Antique map of Southeast Asia, showing the region between Formosa and...

Antique Map Australasia by Lapie (1809)

Antique map Australasia titled ‘Oceanique Australasian ~ 1809’. French Australasian map, titled ‘Oceanique’ and including ‘Nouvelle Hollande’, using the Fench names given by the Boudain expedition, eg. ‘Terre de Napoleon’, before the revision from Matthew...

Antique Map of South-East Asia and the Philippines (1812)

Antique Map of South-East Asia and the Philippines titled ‘Oceanique Occidentale’. Attractive map of the region bounded by Taiwan, Pegu and Northern Australia, centered on the Philippines and Borneo, by Malte Brun, published in 1812 in...

Carte de l’Empire de la Chine ~ 1750

Carte de l’Empire de la Chine ~ 1750 Title: Carte de l’Empire de la Chine ~ De la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Royaume de Corèe: avec les Isles du Japon. Rare map of showing China...

Antique Map South-East Asia by Valentijn (c.1724)

Antique map South-East Asia by Valentijn titled ‘Tabula Indiae Orientalis et Regnorum Adjacentium J. Van Braam et G. onder de Linden’. Early 18th century map of Australia, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, from Valentyn’s...

Antique Map Batavia by Leti (c.1690) – SOLD

Antique Map Batavia by Leti titled ‘Waere affbeeldinge Wegens hets Cafteel ende Stadt BATAVIA/gelegen opt groot Eylant JAVA Anno 1681’. The very rare and sought after large map of Batavia in 1681 in old colour...

Antique Map East Indies by Kitchin (c.1780)

Antique Map East Indies by Kitchin titled ‘EAST INDIES, from the best authorities, By Tho.s Kitchin Geo.r’. A small copper engraved map of India, Southeast Asia and the East Indies in modern hand colour by...

Antique Map of Batavia (1780)

Antique Map of Batavia titled ‘PLAN der Stad en ‘t Kasteel BATAVIA. Aanwyzing der Stad en Kasteels Punten’. A very rare late 18th century detailed plan of Batavia with an alpha-numeric key showing the main...
Back to top