Auction 130, Lot 86

"A New General Map of America. Drawn from several Accurate particular Maps and Charts and Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 14 inches
43.2 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map of the Americas extends to include the Solomon Islands. In North America, the Pacific Northwest is left open, completely blank and labeled Parts Undiscovered. The coastline stops in the vicinity of Alaska with the notation The Supposed Straits of Annian. The British colonies are shown east of the Appalachian Mountains, with French Louisiana sandwiched between them and the Spanish possession of New Mexico. The only settlements named in the West are Cenis in Texas, Santa Fe and Alamillo in New Mexico, and Casa Grande in Arizona. A very large Lake Superior is shown to contain several islands. A decorative cartouche covers the North Pacific.

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Condition: A+

Remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/2/2009

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