Auction 104, Lot 521

"A New & Accurate Map of Asia Drawn from Actual Surveys, and otherwise Collected from Journals; assisted by the most approved Modern Maps & Charts…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Asia

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.7 inches
42.2 x 34.8 cm

Copper engraved map that includes all of Asia through Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. A large island near Japan is named Company's Is.. Further east is a large landmass defined by only by its southern shoreline named De Gama's Land after Joao da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who reported sighting land in the North Pacific. The Sea of Japan is named the Sea of Korea. The Carolines are called New Philippines and are located too far west. Compass rose and decorative cartouche.

References: cf Yeo #136.

Condition: A

Good impression with a bit of mild toning.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/10/2003