Bowen, Emmanuel (c1693/94 - 1767): An Accurate Map of the Holy Lan, Divided into the XII Tribes of Israel...
copper engr. map; plate 32 x 23 cm; some stains; edges frayed with some smaller tears and paper loss; vertical printer’s crease a long left margin; o/w g cond.
A very detailed map of the Holy Land, from Tripoli down to Gaza;. Large, decorative cartouche.
E. Bowen was one of the most prolific and important English map and print engravers and sellers of the 18th century. He was appointed Engraver of Maps to George II of England. Amongst his apprentices were Thomas Kitchin who later became his son-in-law and his son Thomas Bowen (c1732/3 - 1790). He worked closely together with John Owen and the Bowles family. This map stems from his atlas A Complete System of Geography and contained70 maps, published between 1744 and 1747.
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