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Lot 448
By: Emanuel Bowen
Subject: North Atlantic
Date: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Condition Code: A

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Color: uncolored

Size: 9 x 12.7 inches
         22.9 x 32.3 cm

    This attractive copper engraving includes four maps of islands in the North Atlantic on one sheet. Of particular interest is the depiction of a spurious "whirlpool" off the southern coast of Suouroy Island (Faroe Islands), which is also depicted in the map of the Faroe Islands at lower left. Hekla is depicted as an active volcano in the map of Iceland, and a note in the map of Greenland indicates "the coast is dangerous of access, because of floating and fixed mountains of ice."

Condition Description: A strong impression with a tiny hole along the neatline at left and a few faint damp stains confined to the sheet edges.

Ref: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #17-41 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #71.

$240.00 - $300.00

Sold for: $120.00

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