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Auction 123, Lot 425

"An Accurate Map of South America, from the Best Modern Maps and Charts", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: South America

Period: 1788 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17.5 x 12.6 inches
44.5 x 32 cm

Delicately engraved map of the continent with simple interior topography. The map is full of place names and locates many native tribes. The interior is mostly blank with some notes of waterfalls and rivers in the Amazon basin. The coastal areas are well detailed, and the Galapagos Islands are noted and named, as well as a phantom island near the southern tip named Peppy's I. Imaginary.


Condition: B

The left binding side was trimmed into neatline and has been extended to accommodate framing. It also has a repaired short tear just into the map about 1.5 inches.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 2/20/2008