Nice scarce set of hand-colored, engraved harbor and town plans on one sheet.
In the present-day United States: Boston, New York, Charleston, and St. Augustine. Also Louisbourg, Placentia Bay, and Annapolis Royal in Canada; Havana and St. Jago in Cuba; Providence in the Bahamas; Cartagena; and Porto Bello (mentioning Admiral Vernon). Remarkably detailed.
Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) was a British engraver and print seller. He was most well-known for his atlases and county maps. Although he died in poverty, he was widely acknowledged for his expertise and was appointed as mapmaker to both George II of England and Louis XV of France. His business was carried on by his son, Thomas Bowen. He also trained many apprentices, two of whom became prominent mapmakers, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys.