Auction 121, Lot 382

"A Map of the Island of Tobago, Drawn from an Actual Survey", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Tobago

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm

An attractive, small map fully engraved with much detail on the island. The island is partitioned into seven divisions, each identifying the number of acres and estates. Near Rocky Bay is a notation about the location of King Roufsels People, referring to a small group of Amerindians, the remaining indigenous people of Tobago. Soundings and shoals marked in the harbors, and the map is oriented with a nice compass rose.

References: Jolly GENT-262; Sellers & Van Ee #2112.

Condition: B+

A crisp example with faint foxing and narrow margins, but still sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007

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