A new & accurate map of Asia by T. Bowen. Lost Philippine San Juan island 1779
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"A new & accurate map of Asia" by T. Bowen. Lost Philippine San Juan island 1779

Price: £249.00

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A new & accurate map of Asia, drawn from the most approved modern, maps & charts, by Thomas Bowen, 1779'

Marked to the east of Mindanao in the Philippines is the non-existent "lost" phantom island of San Juan. First shown on European maps in the late 16th century, this ghost island was shown on around a dozen maps of the region up until the end of the eighteenth century. Newly discovered Australia is shown attached to Tasmania

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1779    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 34.5 x 45.5cm, 13.5 x 18 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Light crease. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Thomas Bowen

PROVENANCE: A New and Complete System of Geography containgin a full accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa and America etc. by Charles Theodore Middleton printed fo J.Cooke Pater-noster Row, London



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"A new & accurate map of Asia" by T. Bowen. Lost Philippine San Juan island 1779
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