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Description

Decorative map of North and South America.

Shows the Parts Undiscovered in the Northwestern part of North America, locating the supposed Straits of Anian, Cape Mendocino, New Albion, Drake's Port, Monterrey, and the Channel Islands, but not San Diego or San Francisco.

The map shows the trade winds on either side of the equator, within the tropical zones. The map includes several apocryphal islands discovered by Quiros (1605) and "An Englishman" in 1636.

Emanuel Bowen Biography

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.