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New general map of America
New general map of America
TitleNew general map of America
Date of Original1752
CreatorBowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
Creator RoleCartographer
DescriptionEmmanuel Bowen's map was drawn before the British North American colonies rebelled against King George III to form the United States, and the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) had not yet determined the western boundary of the English colonies along the Appalachian divide.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
LocationNorth America
South America
Item NumberMap 978.03 B786n 1752
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original36 x 43 cm.
Publisher of OriginalEmanuel Bowen (London, England)
Place of PublicationLondon (England)
NotesRelief represented pictorially.
Shows the South Pacific Ocean with its islands. Includes boundaries, rivers, and early settlements.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryEmanuel Bowen, an 18th century English mapmaker and printer, made this map in London in 1752. Though Bowen's details of the east coast are pretty accurate, the northern Great Plains is blank from Lake Superior to the western coast. French trader and explorer La Verendrye had visited the Mandan Villages on the Missouri River nearly 15 years earlier, but his maps were apparently not known to Emanuel Bowen. Bowen places Indian tribes in the central and southern plains (Osages, Panis, Apaches, Paducahs), but appears to have no information concerning the peoples of the northern plains.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map 978.03 B786n 1752)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshMap978.03B786n1752
Original SourcePossibly detached from: Bowen, Emanuel. A complete atlas, or, Distinct view of the known world. London, 1752.
OCLC number173318526
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