Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Christmas island

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Article ID ASS0763
Artist Bowen (1714-1767)
Emanuel Bowen (1714- 1767 in London) was an English map engraver, who worked for George II of England and Louis XV of France as a geographer. In spite 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.
Title Christmas island
Year dated 1777
Description Map shows Christmas Island, politically part of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean.
The island has been known to European seafarers since the early 17th century. It was named by the captain William Mynors, who reached it in December 1643 with the ship Royal Mary belonging to the British East India Company. The island got its name from the date. The first visit was made in 1688 by William Dampier, who found the island uninhabited.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)21,5 x 29
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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