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Auction 100, Lot 90

"A New & Accurate Map of North America including Nootka Sound; with the new discovered Islands on the North East coast of Asia", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 10.3 inches
42.2 x 26.2 cm
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Published by C. Cooke, this is a slightly revised map of North America, which focuses on discoveries in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. New Mexico encompasses present-day Louisiana and Texas. Alaska is still a bit misshapen but Capt. Cook's discoveries are shown. Good detail of the Aleutian Islands and the coast of Asia. Northern Canada is marked Parts Unknown, northern California is New Albion, the eastern seaboard states all extend to the Mississippi River. Locates many Indian tribes. A handsome chart.


Condition: A

Crisp impression and fine coloring. Paper slightly cockled. Remnant of masking tape at top margin well away from image.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2002