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Description

Nice decorative map of the Iberian Peninsula, published in London by Emanuel Bowen. This highly detailed map includes a large amount of detail, as well as two insets of important naval areas, including Mahon on Menorca and the Straits of Gibraltar.

Each of these insets is highly detailed and includes a not about the area's history and more. The map also includes a decorative cartouche and a compass rose. The map itself is highly detailed, peppered with important information. 

The maritime detail is taken after Michelot and Bremond, while the insets are taken from English and French surveys.

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.