Detailed maps of Bermuda and St. Kits, each with extensive details and annotations.
A very lengthy note on the location of Bermuda and the sailing approaches, as well as notes regarding the location of shipwrecks, whaling and hazzards for sailing vessels. The Bermuda map is divied by Tribes, the St. Kits map by Parishes.
Elaborate detail and gorgeous color.
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.