Auction 122, Lot 434

"A New and Accurate Chart of the vast Atlantic or Western Ocean, Including the Sea Coast of Europe and Africa on the East, and the Opposite Coast of the Continent of America & the West India Islands on the West…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1774 (circa)


Color: Black & White

31.3 x 23.5 inches
79.5 x 59.7 cm

A rarely-seen sea chart on two joined sheets detailing the coastal areas from Labrador down to the top of South America, and across the ocean to Ireland and south to the northwest coast of Africa -- with notes on the islands and hazards in between them all. According to the legend at the top left, Bowen referred to the map of the Atlantic made by Maurepas in 1738 and D'Anville's 1751 map of North America for the details of his chart. Published by Mount & Page; not seen on the market for the last 13 years.


Condition: B

A few stains, including some on the left part of the map that have been backed with tissue. Still an attractive map on sound paper.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2007