A New and Accurate Map of the Islands of Cuba; Hispaniola or Santo Domingo, and Porto Rico
Scope and Contents
Two copper engraved maps on one sheet, hand-colored. The maps' cartouches state they are "drawn from the most approved Maps & Charts and Regulated by Astron[mical] Observations." Includes Bahama Islands, the Windward Passage, the Virgin Islands, island place names, map scale, and compass rose. Bodies of water noted: Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, and Atlantic Ocean.
- Creation: 1747
- Bowen, Emanuel, 1693 or 1694-1767 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Emanuel Bowen (1693 or 1694-1767) was an English mapmaker and engraver.
.01 Linear Feet : Some tearing along edges; small piece missing from right bottom corner. Tape on left and right edges.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased with monies from the Judge H. Lester Hooker Fund
- Guide to A New and Accurate Maps of the Islands of Cuba; Hispaniola or Santo Domingo, and Porto Rico
- Mariaelena DiBenigno, SCRC staff
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