Finely colored example of Emanuel Bowen's map of the Northern British Colonies.
Highly detailed regional map of the Northern British Colonies, extending from modern day Maine and the Bay of Fundy to the Upper Chesapeake and Delaware Rivers, most of Lake Ontario and the Country of the Iroquois.
The map includes some fascinating early colonial boundaries, which are highlighted in pink.
Includes many towns, forts, rivers, lakes, mountains and other details. Several excellent annotations.
The map was issued shortly before Mitchell's seminal 12 sheet map of North America.
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.