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Collection name:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Bowen, Emanuel
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Towns, harbours, America, W.I.
William Innys [et al.]
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Thirteen maps on 1 sheet. Engraved. Relief shown pictorially; depths by soundings. Contents: A draught of Boston Harbour -- A draught of New York and Perthamboy Harbour -- Fort Royal in Martinico -- The Harbour of Placentia -- The Harbour of Anapolis Royal -- Harbour of St. Augustine -- The Harbour of Providence -- The Havana -- Bay of St. Iago in Cuba -- A plan of the Town and Harbour of Cartagena -- A plan of the town and harbour of Louisbourg in the island of Cape Breton ... -- The town and harbour of Charles Town in South Carolina. Scale (ca. 1:12,000) -- A Plan of the Harbour Town and forts of Porto Bello, when taken by Admiral Vernon on Novr. 22d. 1739 with 6 ships only.
Cumming, The Southeast in early maps, 262; Kapp, The early maps of Panama up to 1865, 70; cf. LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, 11 (1752 ed.); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
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West Indies
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Full Title:
Particular draughts and plans of some of the principal towns and harbours belonging to the English, French, and Spaniards, in America and West Indies. Collected from the best authorities, by Eman. 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)
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No. 105 [i.e., 68]
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Bowen, Emanuel
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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.
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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.
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Geography Book
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Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2000

Towns, harbours, America, W.I.