Thomas Bowen (engraver)

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Thomas Bowen (died 1790) was an English engraver of charts. He was the son of Emanuel Bowen (1693/4–1767),[1] map engraver to George II and Louis XV.

He died in Clerkenwell workhouse early in 1790.


He engraved:

  • the maps and charts of the West Indies, published by the direction of the government from the surveys of Captain James Speer;
  • maps of the country twenty miles round London and of the road between London and St. David's, about 1750;
  • a 'New Projection of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres of the Earth,' 1776; and
  • an 'Accurate Map of the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia,' 1778.
  • "A New & Accurate Map Of Europe From The Latest Improvements And Regulated By Astronomical Observations", engraved for Mountague’s History of England.[2]

He contributed to George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain in 1776.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Bowen, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.