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Antique Map of the North Pole

Map of the North Pole extending to northern Canada, northern Europe and northern Asia includes Arctic and sub-Arctic, Hudson Bay, Greenland, Spitzbergen. Features the NE passage.Also depicts the routes of Hudson, James, Willough, Baren, Hurd etc.

Antique Map of the North Pole
Nort Pole detail North Pole detail 2 Click to view larger details.

North Pole - Correct Draught of the North Pole and of all the Countries between the Pole and the Parallel of 50 Degrees, Emanuel Bowen c.1748

Condition: Good, bold imprint, some age discolouration, worm damage to top margin, slight loss to bottom right.

Title: An antique map of the North Pole
Medium: 18th century engraving. Image Size: 400 x 460mm, 15.75 x 18 " approx.
Order No. 1976 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 440 x 490mm, 17.25 x 19.25 " approx.
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Emanuel Bowen (fl. 1714 - 67)

An 18th century map and print seller, who worked in London from about 1714, producing some of the best and attractive maps of the century. A recurring feature of Bowen's work, evident even on the early road maps, was his habit of filling every corner and space of the map with jottings and footnotes, both historical and topographical.

One of his earliest engraved works Britannia Depicta, published in 1720 contained over two hundred road maps together with a miniature county map of each of the counties of England and Wales. It was an unusual feature of the atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page, and this resulted in a handier sized book.

He also issued with John Owen a book of road maps based, as was usual at the time, on Ogilby but again incorporating his own style of historical and heraldic detail.

Inspite of his royal appointments and apparent prosperity he died in poverty and his son, who carried on the business was no more fortunate and died in a Clerkenwell workhouse in 1790.

Other Works by Emanuel Bowen

18th century antique map of the North Pole by Emanuel Bowen.

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