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Auction 100, Lot 269

"A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe Africa & America: Shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota &c. to and from the West Indies", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Atlantic

Period: 1740 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 13.8 inches
27.4 x 35.1 cm
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Beautiful copper engraved map centered on the Atlantic still bound in the original Supplement for the year 1740. Includes a small part of South America, the Caribee Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, western Africa and Europe. Rhumb lines, compass rose and portraits of Admirals Blake and Vernon in large medallions. An early and unusually beautiful map for this publication.

References: Jolly GENT-14.

Condition: B

During binding a small strip (1/8") was trimmed away and backed with paper. Visually the map is surprisingly good.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/12/2002