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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.026
Title A New & Accurate Map Of All the Known World Drawn from the latest & most Authentic Surveys assisted by the best & most approved Modern Maps Charts &e...
Artist Bowen, Emanuel, 1693/4–1767
Date 17??
Description Map of the double hemispheres, with multiple areas that have not been surveyed; includes ocean currents; four vignettes representing North America, South America, Asia and Africa are in the corners; small globe in the lower center; oriented with north at top; Scale [ca. 1:100,000,000] (W 180°--E 180°/N 90°--S 90°).
Object Name Map
Material Ink; Paper; Linen
Technique Engraving
Dimensions H-31.5 W-53.7 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name by Eman. Bowen
Signed Name Location Upper Center
Additional Inscriptions and Marks upper right, in pencil: #26
lower right, in pencil: 120/30 || 2.00

back, red and white sticker, in blue ink: 120/30

separate note, typewritten in black ink: A Complete System || of Geography || Two Volumes || Eman (uel) Bowen || London || 1747
Inscriptions and Marks upper center, within cartouche: A New & Accurate Map || Of All the || Known World || Drawn from the latest & most Authentic Surveys || assisted by the best & most || approved Modern Maps Charts &e. || Wherein all the || late Discoveries & Improvements || are carefully Delineated. || The whole being Regulated by Astron. Observations. || By Eman Bowen
lower left: No. 4
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Bowen, Emanuel, 1693/4–1767
Notes n.d.
Related Publications A complete system of geography. London : W. Innes [et al.], 1744. no. 4
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A complete system of geography. London : W. Innes [et al.], 1747.
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Bowen, Emanuel. 1752. A complete atlas, or distinct view of the known world exhibited in sixty-eight maps: ... By Emanuel Bowen. London: Printed for William Innys and Joseph Richardson, Richard Ware, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke [and 11 others].