Auction 104, Lot 574

"A New and Accurate Map of the East India Islands. Laid down according to the latest discoveries, and agreeable to the most approved Maps & Charts", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.7 x 13.5 inches
42.4 x 34.3 cm

A terrific map of the region. The Caroline Islands are located too close to the Philippines, a common error in the period. Filled with notes regarding the gold and silver of Sumatra, the unknown nature of Java and Borneo, the production of spices near Banda, etc. Large and decorative title cartouche with figures.

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Condition: A

Bit of faint toning.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/10/2003

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