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Description

Marvelously detailed antique engraved map of Jamaica, by Emanuel Bowen and published in London in 1744.

The map shows parishes, towns, churches, sugar mills, indigo mills, cotton processing, cocoa production, hog farms, cattle pens, churches, mountains, etc.

There are insets of Kingston and Port Antonio, titled respectively: "A Draught of Port Royal, or Kingston Harbour in Jamaica." and "A Draught of the Harbours of Port San Antonio & St. Francis on the North East Coast of Jamaica."

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.