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Auction 106, Lot 241

"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, Exhibiting not only all the Islands possess'd by the English, French, Spaniards & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settlements on the Continent of America adjacent thereto", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

15 x 11.5 inches
38.1 x 29.2 cm
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Fascinating map covering the Southern U.S., Central America and the islands in the Caribbean. It is covered with interesting notations concerning the history of the region and filled with details including trade-wind arrows. A long notation gives sailing directions from Europe, Africa or Florida to Jamaica, and from Jamaica to the Windward Passage. The map is still bound in the original and complete Gentleman's Magazine, January 1740.

References: Jolly GENT-6.

Condition: B

Folding as issued and on fine thick paper with a very sharp impression. Light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004