Two engravings printed from one plate on one sheet. The left side shows a compass rose with 32 wind directions, the right shows an armillary sphere. Both images have cherubs with navigational equipment. From A Complete System of Geography.
Small brown spot in lower right corner of the armillary sphere. A very good copy.
Emanuel Bowen was a printer, publisher and map engraver in London during the mid-eighteenth century. From 1714 onwards he worked in London and began to produce some of the finest and most attractive maps of the century.
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Emanuel Bowen: A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariners Compass / Artificial Sphere.
Engraving of a compass rose and an armillary sphere. Published by E. Bowen in London during the year 1747.
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