'A New and ACCURATE MAP OF TURKEY in ASIA, ARABIA &c. Drawn from the best Authorities' by Emanuel Bowen c.1747

'A New and ACCURATE MAP OF TURKEY in ASIA, ARABIA &c. Drawn from the best Authorities' by Emanuel Bowen c.1747
SKU: bosgfm/taar/001

A very attractive and detailed mid 18th century map of Arabia and the Middle East -- with a decorative cartouche depicting a camel rider -- which was engraved by Emanuel Bowen and published in his A Complete System of Geography (London: 1747).

Emanuel Bowen (fl. 1714-1767) was among the most renowned and prolific map engravers of the 18th century. Along with Thomas Kitchin and his son, Thomas Bowen, he produced some of the finest maps and atlases of the period. His recognition was such that he was appointed Geographer to both George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Despite his many achievements, however, he never enjoyed lasting financial success and died in great poverty.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 42.4cms by 34.7cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with excellent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 260 years old.