New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the most approved modern Maps and Charts and adjusted by Astronomical Observations : Exhibiting the Course of the Trade Winds both in the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans By Eman. Bowen Geographer to His Majesty
|Title||New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the most approved modern Maps and Charts and adjusted by Astronomical Observations : Exhibiting the Course of the Trade Winds both in the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans By Eman. Bowen Geographer to His Majesty |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G3290_1744_B6_Bowen_America.html |
|Cartographer||Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1744? |
|Publisher||Harris, John 1667?-1719|
|Place of Publication||England--London |
|Original Source||"Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels." Harris, John. London: 1744-48. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving.|
Mounted on linen.
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in upper left corner:
"A New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the most approved modern Maps and Charts and adjusted by Astronomical Observations : Exhibiting the Course of the Trade Winds both in the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans By Eman. Bowen Geographer to His Majesty."
Includes two compass roses, one in upper right corner and one just left of southern tip of South America.
Arrows indicating direction of trade winds included throughout shaded portion of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Written in pencil in upper left corner above cartouche:
Depicts North America, Central America including the West Indies and South America. Also visible are a part of western Africa and Spain as well as the Azores and Canary Islands. Shows islands in the South Pacific Ocean including the Solomon Islands. Of note, the northwestern portion of North America is labeled as "Parts Undiscovered" and is left blank. A note on the outline of part of the northwest coast of North America is shown with the note, "The Supposed Straits of Annian." North of California is a region labeled "New Albion." Other regions shown in North America include Prince William's Land, Greenland, Labrador or New Britain, Canada, the Great Lakes, Hudson's Bay, part of Baffin's Bay, New France, Louisiana, Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New Scotland, Acadia, New Jersey, New England, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Mexico is shown as Mexico or New Spain. South America has been divided into Terra Firma, Peru, Brazil, Chili, Terra Magellanica, Patagonia, Guayra, and Country Amazones. Contains some notes on geographical discoveries. Surrounding the title cartouche is a scene depicting natives in traditional dress, a bird, two monkeys and a crocodile. In the background is a faint image of European settlers.
Scale: c.a. 1:35, 000, 000 - 50, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Emanuel Bowen (ca. 1720-1767) was an English engraver, printseller and publisher. He lived and worked in London. From 1714 onward, he created some of the "best and most attractive maps of the century" (Moreland and Bannister, 166). He was engraver to George II of England and Louis XV of France. However, he died in poverty and had lost most of his vision. His work includes "Asia" (1714), "World" (1717), "Cusco" (1720), "Britannia Depicta" (1720), maps for John Harris's "Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels" (1744-48), "The Large English Atlas" with Thomas Kitchin (1755-1760), and "America" (1763) (Tooley, 74; Moreland and Bannister, 166).
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Location Depicted||Western Hemisphere|
|Subjects (LCSH)||America-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Trade winds-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP043 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3290 1744 B6 |
|Physical Description||35 x 44 cm. |
|Condition||Mounted on linen. Glue stains evident on left border. Water stain on bottom edge. Darkening along right side. Glue on right edge on verso. Old call number written in pencil on verso in upper right corner. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Wagner, 331, entry 545. |