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Bowen, Emanuel 1747 © Cartography Associates


A complete system of geography
by Emanuel Bowen (London: Herman Moll, 1747)

Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.

Short Title: Map of Ireland.
Publisher:London: William Innys [et al.]
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 32
Obj Width cm: 23
Scale 1:2,300,000
Note: Engraved map. Shows forested areas, banks, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes geographic notes.
Reference: cf P614 (1752 edition of A Complete Atlas...); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
Country: Ireland
Full Title: A new and accurate map of Ireland. Laid down from the best authorities extant, and regulated by astronoml. observatns. By Emanl. Bowen. (London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII)
List No: 3733.008
Page No: No. 9
Series No: 10
Publication Author: Bowen, Emanuel
Pub Date: 1747
Pub Title: A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world ... In two volumes. The whole illustrated with seventy maps, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty, being all new-drawn and ingraved according to the latest discoveries and surveys; making, of themselves, a complete atlas, for the sse of gentlemen, merchants, mariners, and others, who delight in history and geography ... Vol. 1. London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII.
Pub Reference:cf P614 (1752 edition of A Complete Atlas...); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
Pub Note: In the title Bowen states that he is "Preserving all that is useful in the Fourth and Last edition of the Complete Geographer, publish'd under the name of Herman Moll, &c." The 70 maps were also published in two other forms: in "A Complete Atlas" of 1752, and as the Maps for the "Complete Collection of Voyages" by John Harris, in 1744-48 (M&B). The text is massive and interesting, and there are several important maps of America: America, West Indies, Mexico, Louisiana, Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania et al, and Newfoundland et al. The map of the World in Hemispheres is lacking in this copy. Both volumes are newly bound in full brown leather covered boards with "Geography. Vol. 1" and -Geography. Vol. 2" embossed on the spine in gilt.
Pub List No: 3733.000
Pub Type: Geography Book
Pub Maps: 70
Pub Height cm: 43
Pub Width cm: 28
Image No: 3733008
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2000


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