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Africa Large antique Accurate Map of Africa Thomas Bowen 1770
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Africa Large antique Accurate Map of Africa Thomas Bowen 1770

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Antique map of Africa copperplate engraved with hand coloring.

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Africa Large antique Accurate Map of Africa Thomas Bowen 1770

Title: A New and Accurate Map of Africa, Drawn from the best Authorities by Thos. Bowen, Engraved for Bankes New System of Geography Published by Royal Authority.

This antique map of Africa is copperplate engraved with hand coloring and is its detailed and accurate depiction of the African continent, and it is considered to be one of the most attractive maps of Africa from the 18th century.
The map show the Africa Kindoms, and trading places during that time.

The map was engraved for Bankes New System of Geography Published by Royal Authority,and was published in the 18th century.
The map is known for its detailed and accurate depiction of the African continent, and it is often found in atlases and other geographical works from the 18th century.

Cartographer: Thomas Bowen (1733 - 1790) was the son of Emanuel Bowen, who was a prominent Welsh map engraver and Royal Mapmaker to both King George II of England and Louis XV of France.
Thomas Bowen took over his father's cartographic work after his death in 1767.
Thomas Bowen is known for his work as a mapmaker and engraver, and he carried on his father's legacy in the field of cartography.

Size sheet app.: 19.75 x 14.5 inches. 50 x 37 cm.
Image app. : 16.25 x 13.25 inches. 41.5 x 33.5 cm.

Condition Very Good
• Paper: Bright and clean with no toning.
• Image: Sharp engraved lines with hand coloring and no foxing or discoloration.
• Overall: An excellent example of an antique map with exceptional preservation.


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