A New & Accurate Map of Persia with the adjacent Countries. Drawn from the most approved Modern Maps, &c.

Cartographer(s): Emanuel Bowen
Date: 1747
Place: London
Dimensions: 35 x 42.5 cm (13.7 x 16.7 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Map of the Persian Empire, with parts of the Ottoman Empire


Decorative map of the Persian Empire covering the region from the Caucasus through present-day Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran, with much detail of the topography, cities, towns and roads.

Interesting figurative cartouche.


Emanuel Bowen

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.

Condition Description

Nice; minor wear along the centerfold.