A New & Accurate Map Of The Kingdoms Of Naples & Sicily. Drawn From The Most Approv'd Foreign Maps & Charts, And Regulated By Astron. Observations
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A most attractive and detailed map of Naples and Sicily by Emanuel Bowen (c.1693-1767) an English engraver, publisher and mapseller, active in London from about 1720. Bowen's prolific output both as engraver and publisher earned him recognition both in England and France, for he held the dual appointment of Engraver to both George II and Louis XV of France. Bowen engraved large numbers of maps for general atlases, geographical text-books and periodicals, particularly "The Complete System of Geography" and the "Universal History of the World", in which this map was published, and the small-format periodical "The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences". Bowen also produced a large number of English county maps. Bowen maps are typically clear yet detailed, and often found with decorative title cartouches, as this one is, illustrated with relevant imagery. An interesting and decorative map.
region: Maps of Italy
mapmaker: E. Bowen
place and date of publication: London c. 1750
medium and colour: copperplate, Colouredref: 43719
size in mm: 340 by 240mm (13.5 by 9.5 inches).
Price: £ 280
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