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Auction 110, Lot 638

"A New and Accurate Map of Africa, Drawn from the best Authorities", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Banke's New System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm
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Copper engraved map of the continent reflecting very little European penetration into the interior, which is marked Unknown Country. The Nile is still shown with its headwaters in two lakes located in the Mounts of the Moon above the equator.

References: Tooley (MCC-47) p.28.

Condition: B

Issued folded, now pressed. Couple of minor spots. Couple of tissue repairs in blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/2/2005