Auction 129, Lot 404

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

Subject: Tobago

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

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 mark the harbors, and the map is oriented with a nice compass rose.

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

Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened. There is a bit of faint offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/23/2009