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Description

Decorative and highly detailed map of the southern tip of South America, from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra Del Fuego.

Includes a large plan of Santiago and large inset map of the the Straits of Magellan, Tierra Del Fuego and the New Islands to the East, with extensive annotations and the tracts of Frezier's Voyages.  

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.