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Bowen, Emanuel: A Complete System of Geography. Being a Description of all the Countries, Islands, Cities, Chief Towns, Harbours, Lakes, and Rivers, Mountains, Mines, &c. of the Known World. Shewing the Situation, Extent, and Boundaries of the Several Empires, Kingdoms, Republics, Principalities, Provinces, &c. Their Climate, Soil, and Produce… and the Distance and Bearing of all the Principal Towns from one another. Including the most Material Revolutions and Changes that have happen'd in every state, Either by Conquest or Treaties ò London : William Innys, etc., 1747. VOLUME ONE ONLY. Folio. 16 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Also includes engraving of Samuel Johnson L.L.D., after Sir. J. Reynolds, engraved by W. Holl, published by Longman and Company, London, 1814. 11" H x 8 1/2" W. Complete collation:engraving: [plate] The Solar System [plate] Circle of Winds and Artificial Sphere, [folding map] New & Accurate Map of all the Known World by Eman. Bowen [two page map] New & Accurate Chart of all the Known World by Eman. Bowen, All the following are úNew & Accurateî and two pages unless noted "one page" tipped in and all are by Bowen: [map] Europe, [map] Great Britain & Ireland, [map] South Britain or England & Wales, [map] Scotland or North Britain, [map] (one page) Ireland, [map] France (some damage), [map] Spain, [map] (one page) Portugal, [map] Netherlands or Low Countries (6î tears to map in gutter top and bottom), [map] Seven United Provinces (1 _ closed tear to border, not affecting map), [map] (one page) Germany, [map] (one page) South West part of Germany, [map] (one page) South East part of Germany, [map] (one page) North East part of Germany, [map] (one page) North West part of Germany, [map] (one page) Switzerland, [map] Savoy, Piemont, Montserrat, [map] (one page) Italy, [map] (one page) Northern Parts of Italy, [map] (one page) Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily, [map] (one page) Scandinavia (with a small map of Spitzbergen or Groenland Icelandò), [map] (one page) Denmark, [map] (one page) Sweden, [map] (one page) Moscovy, [map] Poland, Lithuania etc., [map] Hungary and Transilvania (1 _î by 1 _î chip from left border-not affecting map). Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Utilitarian 1/4 leather binding, leather rubbed, top and bottom of spine. Cracked hinges. Some foxing and very slight dampstaining. Volume one completely collated. 28 maps and two plates (see below for detail) Heavy foxing, water damage on Johnson Map/plate.