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Auction 125, Lot 120

"Particular Draughts and Plans of some of the Principal Towns and Harbours belonging to the English, French and Spaniards, in America and West Indies", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

17 x 14 inches
43.2 x 35.6 cm

An unusual copper engraving featuring thirteen small maps of colonial towns and sea ports including New York, Boston, Charleston, Cartagena, Martinico, St. Augustine, Havana, etc. Various sized borders enclose each map, with its own compass rose and scale of miles. Lovely impression.


Condition: B+

Beautiful impression on hand laid paper with full original margins. Soft crease right of centerfold and centerfold split at lower margin. Along centerfold is a tiny hole with larger area of paper thinness from removal of backstrap, neither is distracting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008