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Description

Decorative map of Peru and the Amazon region, tracking the river from its many sources to the mouth of the river in the Atlantic Ocean.

Lake Xarayes is shown as the source of the Paraguay River.

The map is richly annotated with a number of fascinating and some mythical notes.  

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.