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BOWEN, Emanuel.

A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariner’s Compass / The Artificial Sphere.

Published: A Complete System of Geography. Herman Moll. 1747

Stock code: 54361

Price: £200

Sale Price: £80

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Two plates on one sheet. The left plate shows a compass rose with 32 wind directions, the left shows an armillary sphere. Both plates have cherubs with navigational equipment at lower right. Emmanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the eighteenth-century, and was cartographer to both the French and English Royal Courts.

Size: 320 195 mm. (12 7 inches). Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition. Good margins.

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