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Original description from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection:

Bowen, Emanuel
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Old Greenland.
William Innys [et al.]
Atlas Map
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Engraved map. Includes geographic notes and ornamental cartouche. Relief shown pictorially. Ancillary maps [here omitted]: A map of the islands of Ferro or Farro according to Jacobson Debes -- A draught of the Whirlpool, on the south east of Sumbo Rocks wth. the soundings -- An improved map of Iceland. Prime meridian: Teneriffe.
P-Maps, p. 303 (1752 ed.); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
Greenland; Iceland [here omitted]
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A map of old Greenland or Oster Bygd & Wester Bygd, agreeable to Egede's late description of Greenland. By Eman. Bowen. (London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII)
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No. 71
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Bowen, Emanuel
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A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world ... In two volumes. The whole illustrated with seventy maps, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty, being all new-drawn and ingraved according to the latest discoveries and surveys; making, of themselves, a complete atlas, for the sse of gentlemen, merchants, mariners, and others, who delight in history and geography ... Vol. 1. London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII.
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cf P614 (1752 edition of A Complete Atlas...); NMM p.356; M&B p 166.
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"Preserving all that is useful in the Fourth and Last edition of the Complete Geographer, publish'd under the name of Herman Moll, &c."
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Geography Book
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Rumsey Collection
Date 1774
Source David Rumsey Collection
Author Emanuel Bowen (c. 1694–1767)


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