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Auction 115, Lot 638

"A New & Accurate Map of Asia Drawn from Actual Surveys, and otherwise Collected from Journals; assisted by the most approved Modern Maps & Charts…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Asia

Period: 1757 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16.7 x 13.6 inches
42.4 x 34.5 cm

A finely engraved map of Asia and South East Asia filled with information. Hokkaido (Yesso) appears as an island, to the east of which is a large land mass labeled De Gama's Land named for the Portuguese captain who reported sighting land in the northern Pacific in the seventeenth century. The Carolines are called New Philippines and are located too far west. Decorated with a pictorial title cartouche and a nice compass rose.

References: cf Yeo #136.

Condition: A

Crisp impression with a bit of light surface soil, else very fine.

Estimate: $230 - $275


Closed on 6/21/2006