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Cowley John Lodge; Map of South America circa 1761

SKU: Cowley John Lodge; AB252map $159.95
Two-inch tear with amateur tape repair to back. Mild toning to edges with scattered foxing. John Lodge Cowley (1729 United Kingdom buried 1797 United Kingdom) was an English cartographer geologist and Mathematician. John Cowley was a professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy Woolwich London for a number of years between 1761 and 1773. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in April 1768. His mathematical methods were famous but he was also an important geographer as well as Cartographer Royal to King George II. He specialised in maps that depicted the counties of the United Kingdom from which arose his most famous work entitled ''Counties of England''. Cowley published several maps many of minute detail and on them often appeared his name although on others appeared the name of Emanuel Bowen acting as engraver. Another one of his work of some note but less famous than ''The Counties'' was without doubt''A new and easy introduction to the study of geography'' which was published by Thomas Cox and James Hodges. The work was structured as questions and answers with decorative maps added later. His maps contained longer titles than what is usually found on the standard miniature maps. John Cowley collaborated with Robert Dodsley for several years in the creation of his maps which explains why the maps were ascribed to Dodsley/Cowley. Among his works is remembered the superb engravings representing the constellation drawn on glass globes created by Thomas Heath. He died in Walworth Surrey. Cowley had a daughter called Mrs Johnstone who inherited her father's passion for science and in the years instructed many members of the British nobility in the use of globes and maps.