NEW CHART of the Vast ATLANTIC OCEAN; Exhibiting The SEAT of WAR, both in EUROPE and AMERICA, likewise the Trade Winds & Course of Sailing from one Continent to the other; with the Banks, Shoals and Rocks: drawn according to the latest discoveries and regulated by Astrononmical Observations
A navigational chart by Bowen of the North and Mid Atlantic. Lines of constant bearing emanate and criss-cross from the large number of compass roses within the map; common trade routes are shown with double broken lines; and trade wind directions are shown via arrows and hatching splined to the prevailing direction. Navigational hazards are marked as crosses, important fishing banks with stipling, and the description of plotted courses are written upside down save for the route that the Spanish galleons take on their return to Cadiz which is written in right reading. At the top centre of the map is a table that compares the positions of important locations with Henry Popple's map. Like most of Bowen's work, annotations and descriptions take up the majority of the map leaving little white space. Bowen's statement of responsibility for the map is located just below the annotation for South America, and his sources are credited beneath the Cartouche which appears to be in the shape of a drying page. A legend describes the symbolization, and the chart was presumably intended to be coloured as there is a key for colouration near the top-left.
Both London and Paris are used for prime meridians, and no scale bar is present in the chart.
1 map ; 30 x 42 cm
North AmericaSouth AmericaEuropeAfrica
-82.469; 6.597; 4.064; 53.192
Unstated; Mercator chart
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.9, Appendix April 1740, opposite pg.317
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