Auction 114, Lot 81

"A New General Map of America. Drawn from several Accurate particular Maps and Charts and Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 13.5 inches
43.2 x 34.3 cm

A decorative and detailed map of the Americas that extends to include the Solomon Islands. The Pacific Northwest above New Albion is left open, completely blank and labeled Parts Undiscovered. The coastline stops around the area of Alaska. The British colonies are shown east of the Mississippi and the only settlements named in the west are Cenis in Texas, Santa Fe and Alamillo in New Mexico, and Casa Grande in Arizona. A very large Lake Superior is shown to contain several islands. The decorative cartouche helps to cover the North Pacific and its unexplored situation. This example will benefit from professional conservation and that is taken into account in the estimate.

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Condition: C

Nice impression on thin hand laid paper. More toning along fold, two stamps at lower corners have caused some paper weakening. Lower margin a little brittle and with two tears closed on verso and small hole near neatline.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/1/2006

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