Rare Italian Edition!
Decorative antique engraved map of the world on Mercator's Projection, by Emanuel Bowen.
Shows the magnetic variations of the compass, based upon the rare and important Edmond Halley map of the world, first published in 1702 by Mount & Page.
The Northwest Coast of North America is still labeled "Parts Undiscovered". Only about half of the Australian coastline is shown and only a small part of New Zealand's coastline, only 30 years before Cook. No sign of Antarctica.
Mentions the "Sea of Korea". (M. di Corea).
This Italian edition is quite rare on the market.
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.