BG-12278-6

Antique Map of the Caspian Sea by Bowen (1747)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1747
  • Overall size: 27 x 36 cm.
  • Image size: 22 x 32 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'A New and Accurate Map of the Caspian Sea'. Old map of the Caspian Sea and surroundings. The map is focused on the entire sea with various regions identified including Ghiwie, Usbeck, Corasan, Shirwan, and Astrakhan. Based on the writings of Sulchan Saba Orbeliani. This map originates from 'A Complete System of Geography'. 

Artists and Engravers: Emanuel Bowen (1694?-1767) was a British engraver and print seller. He was most well-known for his atlases and county maps. Although he died in poverty, he was widely acknowledged for his expertise and was appointed as mapmaker to both George II of England and Louis XV of France. His business was carried on by his son, Thomas Bowen. He also trained many apprentices, two of whom became prominent mapmakers, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys.