Nice example of Bowen's map of China, depicting China in the middle of the 18th Century.
Includes Korea and Formosa.
Excellent detail, decorative cartouche and compass rose. Includes advertising notes and observations on China.
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.