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Auction 118, Lot 65

"A Correct Draught of the North Pole", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: A Complete Collection of Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 15.3 inches
42.4 x 38.9 cm
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A highly detailed map that shows the tracks of navigators in their numerous attempts to find the Northeast and Northwest Passages to the economic riches of Asia. The map shows great information on the hunt for the Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay. Much of Greenland and the western part of North America remain undiscovered. A decorative title cartouche obscures the unknown northwest coast. With panels of English text at the bottom describing the explorations and probabilities of finding a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay.


Condition: C+

Trimmed close and into printing at bottom as issued. . Light damp stain affecting part of Russia. Small tear at top, just past neatline and three small wormholes in map and text at the bottom. Hinge remnants in top blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 3/6/2007