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Lot 53
By: Emanuel Bowen
Subject: North Pole
Date: 1748 (circa)

Publication: John Harris' Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca...

Condition Code: B+

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Color: uncolored

Size: 16.6 x 15.4 inches
         42.2 x 39.2 cm


    A highly detailed map that shows the tracks of navigators in their numerous attempts to find a northern passage to the economic riches of Asia. The map shows great information on the hunt for the Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay. Much of Greenland and the western part of North America remain undiscovered. A decorative title cartouche obscures the unknown northwest coast. Panels of English text at the bottom describe the explorations and probabilities of finding a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay, with particular interest in the outcome of the 1746 Arthur Dobbs expedition.

Condition Description:
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On watermarked paper with light offsetting.


Ref: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #21; Kershaw #418.

Estimate:
$375.00 - $450.00


Sold for: $200.00

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