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Auction 104, Lot 139

"A New and Accurate Map of Virginia & Maryland, Laid Down from Surveys and Regulated by Astronl. Observatns.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.8 inches
22.9 x 32.5 cm
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Beautifully engraved map centered on Chesapeake Bay based on the great Popple map of 1733. Filled with detail and place names including Indian House and Plantations, English Plantations, Black Water Plantations, and numerous early towns and villages. It is decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Papenfuse & Coale plt. 24.

Condition: A+

Strong, early impression.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/10/2003