Auction 124, Lot 328

"A New and Accurate Chart of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coasts of North and South America. Drawn from the Best Authorities assisted by the most approved modern Maps & Charts…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: An account of the circum-navigations of the globe…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 14.5 inches
45.2 x 36.8 cm

A handsome map of the Caribbean and Gulf coasts with well engraved detail and many remarks on sailing directions, history, and native populations. The trade winds are noted with directional arrows, and the routes of the return voyage to Europe are delineated. The coastal place names are abundant, with some towns and fortifications named inland. A decorative cartouche and two compass roses complete the composition.

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Condition: A+

Great impression on a sturdy sheet.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/7/2008

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