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The Mapping of North America

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A double hemispheric world map from Thomas Bankes’ ‘New, Royal, and Authentic System of Universal Geography’, 1780. It illustrates Captain James Cook’s first and second voyages but not the third although the Hawaiian islands are shown with a reference to it being the site of the death of Cook. It is engraved by Thomas Bowen (1733?-90), mapmaker and print seller, son of Emanuel Bowen. He was apprenticed to his father in 1748 and entered into partnership with Richard Reynolds in 1761 when they were prisoners in the King’s Bench, required to make a schedule of their estate and effects as insolvent debtors. He produced numerous maps and atlases. He died in 1790 in reduced circumstances. This is the second state with the addition of “82H” at bottom left and “8G” at bottom right. Provenance acquired 1987 for a private English collection. References: McCorkle (2009) no. 11-3.
BOWEN, Thomas

The World including the Discoveries, made by Capt. Cook

London, c.1780
290 x 460 mm., double hemispheric world map in recent outline colour and good condition.
Stock number: 10666


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