Fine example of Bowen's map of the Mediterranean and contiguous regions, from Harris' Navigantorum.
The map is done in the Portolano style, focusing on coastal features.
Hundreds of placenames and fine detail throughout. Decorative cartouche and 2 compass roses. Extends from Cyprus and the Sea of Azoff to beyond the Straits of Gibralter.
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.