Emanuel Bowen. "India, as described by all Authors before the fifth century." From John Harris' Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels.
London, 1748. 8 5/8 x 12 1/4. Engraving. Very good condition.
Emanuel Bowen was a map engraver, printer and publisher in London in the mid-eighteenth century. He achieved considerable success in this field, being appointed as engraver to both Louis XV of France and George II of Britain, and later as Geographer to the latter. He produced some of the most interesting maps of his time. Despite his royal appointments and apparent success, Bowen died in poverty in 1767. Through all the vicissitudes of his life, however, Emanuel Bowen's maps continued at a very high level of quality, as exemplified by this nicely detailed map of what is today Pakistan. Interior detail is good, with the focus on the mountains, rivers, and settlements.