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a| Bowen, Emanuel, d| -1767. 0| 147954 9| 80f5e055-98ad-5fb6-8e31-a6fee3ebd586
a| A new & accurate map of China h| [cartographic material] : b| drawn from surveys made by Jesuit missionaries by order of the Emperor : the whole being regulated by numerous astronomical observations / c| by Eman. Bowen.
a| Scale [1:8,945,000] c| (E 92°--E 130°/N 44°--N 16°)
a| [London : b| Printed for W. Innys and others, c| 1747].
a| 1 map : b| col. ; c| 32.8 x 40.4 cm.
a| 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.
a| Cartouche title.
a| At head of map: Longitude from Peking.
a| At foot of map: Longitude from London.
a| Text reviewing the history of European cartography of China by Jesuit missionaries from 1708-1717 is included and entitled: Advertisement
a| At bottom left corner of sheet: No. 41.
a| Map no. 41 from: A complete system of geography / by Emanuel Bowen. London : Printed for W. Innys [and others], 1747.
a| Also available online u| http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231220211
a| China v| Maps v| Early works to 1800.
a| Bowen, Emanuel, d| -1767. t| Complete system of geography.
a| Braga special map collection. 5| ANL
z| National Library of Australia digitised item u| http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231220211 x| fulltext
i| In collection: t| [Braga special map collection] w| (AuCNL) 3081246
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