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A New and Accurate Map of the North Pole with all the Countries hitherto Discovered Situated near or adjacent to it as well as some others more Remote. - Drawn from the latest and best Authorities and Regulated by Astronomical Observations by Eman. Bowen
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Bowen, Emanuel (1693-1767)
Engraved map (460x405mm). Excellent condition in lovely frame.
Bowen was noted for often adding textual information outside the images of his maps. In the lower left he refers to "a North East Passage, as has been hitherto in vain attempted, or by Northwest Passage, as is now again attempting: it would greatly shorten the length and lessen the expenses of East India Voyages".
Map taken from A Complete System of Geography.