Scarce map of the Chesapeake region, based upon Augustine Hermann's map of 1673 and Henry Popple's map of 1733.
The map includes a number of interesting annotations and place names, including Indian House and Plantations, English Plantations, Black Water Plantations, and numerous early towns and villages. Includes decorative title cartouche and compass rose. The map appeared in Bowen's A Complete System of Geography..., first issued in 1747.
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.