A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariners Compass /...

Emanuel Bowen (*1693 - 1767)
Engraving of a compass rose and an armillary sphere. Published by E. Bowen in London during the year 1747.

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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.

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CartographerEmanuel Bowen
TitleA Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariners Compass / Artificial Sphere
Publisher, YearE. Bowen, London, 1747
Plate Size19.5 x 31.7 cm (7.7 x 12.5 inches)
Sheet Size27.0 x 42.7 cm (10.6 x 16.8 inches)

Condition

Small brown spot in lower right corner of the armillary sphere. A very good copy.

Cartographer

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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