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Emanuel Bowen:  The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684

Maps of the Pacific Ocean


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Title: The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684

Map Maker: Emanuel Bowen

Place / Date: London / 1744

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 12.5 x 8.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 48408


Description:

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the Galapagos Islands, published 100 years prior to Charles Darwin's visit.

Bowen's map of South America is one of only a few obtainable separate maps of the Galapagos Islands published in the 18th Century.

The map includes an extensive note on the origin of the name Galapagos (named for the Tortoises which use the island to lay their eggs) and the Spanish and English contacts with Island, subsequent to its discovery in 1684.  The map appeared in Harris's Navigantium. . ., published in London.


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Maps of South America
Maps of the Pacific Ocean