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A new & accurate map of China [cartographic material] : drawn from surveys made by Jesuit missionaries by order of the Emperor : the whole being regulated by numerous astronomical observations / by Eman. Bowen
Bib ID 3425103
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Bowen, Emanuel, -1767
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:8,945,000] (E 92°--E 130°/N 44°--N 16°) 
Description [London : Printed for W. Innys and others, 1747] 
1 map : col. ; 32.8 x 40.4 cm. 
Series

Braga special map collection.

Notes

Map of China showing its provinces but without clear boundaries and including to the west the Kingdom of Tibet & Mogols of Kokonor stretching to the Kingdom of Corea [i.e. Korea] in the east. The map also includes the Isle of Hay Nan [i.e. Hainan] and the island of Taewan (or Formosa). Bowen has gone to considerable trouble to indicate the major river systems with a considerable degree of accuracy, though elaborate details of physical features in Tibet are largely conjectural'. The cartouche portrays a walled city with an elaborate pagoda. In the foreground a mandarin dispensing justice is identifiable by his dress and headgear, thus pointing out that, unlike other newly discovered lands, this distant and unknown country was civilised and had a highly developed system of justice. A modest compass rose is also shown. Relief is shown pictorially.

Cartouche title.

At head of map: Longitude from Peking.

At foot of map: Longitude from London.

Text reviewing the history of European cartography of China by Jesuit missionaries from 1708-1717 is included and entitled: Advertisement

At bottom left corner of sheet: No. 41.

Map no. 41 from: A complete system of geography /­ by Emanuel Bowen. London : Printed for W. Innys [and others], 1747.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.map-rm276

Subjects China - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1747 
Other authors/contributors Bowen, Emanuel, -1767. Complete system of geography

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