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BOWEN, E. - A Complete Map of the Southern Continent Survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by Order of the East Indian Cmpany in Holland In The Stadt House at Amsterdam.

BOWEN, E. - A Complete Map of the Southern Continent Survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by Order of the East Indian Cmpany in Holland In The Stadt House at Amsterdam.
A Complete Map of the Southern Continent Survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by Order of the East Indian Cmpany in Holland In The Stadt House at Amsterdam. - BOWEN, E.
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Title : A Complete Map of the Southern Continent Survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by Order of the East Indian Cmpany in Holland In The Stadt House at Amsterdam..
Map maker : BOWEN, E..
Date : London, 1744.
Size : 14.6 x 19.1 inches. / 37.2 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :The first large scale English map devoted to Tasman's discoveries on both his voyages. Noted on the map are the promises of riches that are certain to be discovered by virtue of the geographical similarity and riches found in South America.
An important chart.. Bowen's map is the first English map of Australia.
Based upon Thevenot's map of 1663, Bowen has added the Tropic of Capricorn and two texts: the upper block emphasizes that no assumptions have been made, so white space abounds between New Guinea and Carpentaria, and between the mainland, Tasmania and New Zealand, the lower text starts: It is impossible to conceive a Country that promises fairer from its situation, than this of Terra Australia, no longer incognita, as this map demonstrates?
Clancy, 6.25. Perry, p.69.
Condition : Upper margin cut till neat line. Left and right part trimmed about 2cm. into engraved area, paper carefully re-inforced and missing text redrawn.


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