Auction 113, Lot 53

"A New & Accurate Map of the North Pole with all the Countries hitherto Discovered Situated near or adjacent to it as well as some others more Remote…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 15 inches
41.9 x 38.1 cm

Handsome polar map covering the region north of 50 degrees latitude. It contains numerous notations concerning recent discoveries and the entire western part of North America is labeled Parts Undiscovered. There is also a notation of a Newly Discover'd Sea that is totally fictitious. At bottom are lengthy English text panels describing the possibilities of still discovering northeast and northwest passages to Asia. Nicely decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Phillips (A) #603-70.

Condition: B

Toned along centerfold, a small part of margin torn and just affecting border, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/7/2005