A new and accurate map of Africa, by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique

A new and accurate map of Africa, by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique

A new and accurate map of Africa, by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique
A new and accurate map of Africa, drawn from the best authorities by Thomas Bowen. Antique copperplate map, 1779. Title of map:’A new and accurate map of Africa, drawn from the best authorities by Thomas Bowen. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. This late 18th century map of Africa reflects the limited European knowledge of the African interior at the time. The African Great Lakes are almost entirely missing from the map. The Niger river is shown incorrectly as an endorheic (closed) river system flowing into a lake in the approximate location of lake Chad; it in fact turns south and flows into the sea in the Gulf of Guinea. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 34.5 x 43.0cm, 13.5 x 17 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. PROVENANCE: A New and Complete System of Geography containgin a full accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa and America etc. By Charles Theodore Middleton printed fo J. Cooke Pater-noster Row, London. TYPE: Antique copperplate map. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Light crease. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term’original’ when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. Print’ means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten. ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. English law shall apply. The item “A new and accurate map of Africa, by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique” is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “richben1066″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Source (Media Type): Book
  • Size: Approx 34.5 x 43.0cm, 13.5 x 17 inches
  • Item condition: Good- please read full description below
  • Verso: There is nothing on the reverse, which is plain
  • Provenance/Origin: Please scroll down – see detail below
  • Original/Reproduction: Original (defined below-doesn’t imply uniqueness)
  • Date Printed: 1779
  • Original/ Repro: Original

A new and accurate map of Africa, by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique