NEW AND ACCURATE CHART OF THE VAST ATLANTIC OR WESTERN OCEAN, INCLUDING THE SEA COAST OF EUROPE AND AFRICA ON THE EAST, AND THE OPPOSITE COAST OF THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA, & THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS..... A,

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Emanuel Bowen

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New and Accurate Chart of the vast Atlantic or Western Ocean, including the Sea Coast of Europe and Africa on the East, and the opposite Coast of the Continent of America, & the West India Islands..... A,

Copper plate engraving,
Folding two sheet map, 23 3/8 x 30 1/2" (592 x 776 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for occasional brown stain and some minor splitting along folds, professionally repaired. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 31628
Price: $1,450.00
Publisher : Published by J. Mount & T. Page, Tower Hill.
This is a scarce large scale chart by Bowen which appeared in late editions (1778-94) of "The English Pilot, the forth book." This should not be confused with the similarly titled and smaller map by Bowen that appeared in Harris' Voyages. The English pilot was the first major sea atlas produced in England and consisted of five separate books with the "fourth book" being devoted to American waters. It was first issued in 1689 by John Seller, than by William Fisher and John Thornton. Richard Mount & Thomas Page (and later generations of the two families) took over publishing of it in the early 18th century until "Pilot's" demise in 1794. The latest editions of this work are scarce likely due to the fact that the information contained was quite dated and other more accurate sea atlases and charts were available. Maps

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