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A New & accurate map of all the known world drawn from the latest & most authentic surveys assisted by the best & most approved modern maps charts &c wherein all the late discoveries & improvments are carefully delineated. the whole being regulated by Astron ! observations [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



E. Bowen

1 map : ill., b.&w. 2 hemispheres ; each 26 cm in diam. on sheet 41 x 51 cm.

Scope and content

Vignettes of indigenous peoples representing Asia, America, Europe and Africa surround this well-engraved double hemisphere map. Attractive title cartouche rests between the hemispheres. The northwest coast of North America is noted as Parts Undiscovered. Australia is misshapen and connected to Van Diemens Land with indistinct eastern and southern coastlines. New Zealand is mapped only on the west coast with no evidence of two islands. Crosshatched areas locate and show direction of trade winds.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27687
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #67
Cartographic material
90: Open
67 Item no. assigned by LAC 67
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/10000/[1747]copy 2

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

"No90" appears in bottom right margin.

Includes decorative title cartouche.

From : Bowen's A Complete system of geography... , 2 v., London, W. Innys (etc, etc), 1747.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copy see Mikan 4156652 (NMC 8277) ; G114 B68 1747 x.fol. (AMICUS No. 3898543)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 180°--E 180°/N 90°--S 90°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 603, v.1, no. 1
Phillips, Entry 614, map no 2.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 27687

Subject heading

1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.


Other system control no.