Auction 104, Lot 33

"A New & Accurate Map of all the Known World Drawn from all the latest & most Authentic Surveys…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: World

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 12 inches
53.3 x 30.5 cm

Vignettes of indigenous peoples representing Asia, America, Europe and Africa surround this well-engraved double hemisphere map. Attractive title cartouche rests between the hemispheres. The northwest coast of North America is noted as Parts Undiscovered. Australia is misshapen and connected to Van Diemens Land with indistinct eastern and southern coastlines. New Zealand is mapped only on the west coast with no evidence of two islands. Crosshatched areas locate and show direction of trade winds.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/10/2003

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