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Description

Fascinating antique engraved model of the solar system, showing the orbits of 5 comets, the date the comets first appeared, and various other information about each.

The map shows Halley's Comet and estimates its periodicity at 75.5 years.

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.