Wall map. Engraving with original outline color. Linen backed. Image measures 38.5 x 37.5 inches.
This beautiful large scale map of Africa is from Malachy Postlethwayt's The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce and represents the glory days of British colonialism and seamanship. Comments are in a conversational format throughout the map. For example, a comment near Ascension Island in the Atlantic says that it was a place English mariners left their letters in corked bottles. Edition is undetermined; there were four official editions of Trade and Commerce: 1752, 1755, 1766, 1774. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen. Good condition but original color outlining is faint. Mounted on linen. The obscure 18th century cartographer Mr. Bolton may also be referred to as Solomon and this is one of the maps Tooley's attributes to him.
Illustrator: BOWEN, Emanuel