‘A New and ACCURATE MAP of Island of JAMAICA…’ by Emanuel Bowen c.1747


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A very attractive and detailed mid 18th century map of Jamaica — with a decorative cartouche and two inset plans of the harbours of Port St. Antonio / St. Francis and Port Royal / Kingston, respectively — which was produced by Emanuel Bowen and published in his A Complete System of Geography (London: William Innys, 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 42.3cms by 34.1cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with excellent margins; vertical folds, as issued. There is very slight age toning. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 250 years old. 
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