Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767) was a British engraver, map-maker, and print seller, who was particularly well-known for his atlases and county maps. Bowen was widely acknowledged for his geographic expertise, and he was appointed as the official cartographer to both George II of England and Louis XV of France. Despite these appointments and the general acknowledgment, Bowen still died in poverty. Following his death, his London business passed to his son Thomas Bowen, who also seems to have struck on hard luck. Several of Emanuel Bowen’s apprentices would rise to fame after his death, including the illustrious English mapmakers Thomas Jeffreys and Thomas Kitchin.