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Auction 132, Lot 167

"A New and Accurate Map of Virginia & Maryland, Laid Down from Surveys and Regulated by Astronl. Observatns.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.8 inches
22.9 x 32.5 cm

This uncommon map centered of the Chesapeake Bay region is based on Augustine Hermann's map of 1673 and Henry Popple's great map of 1733. Filled with detail, numerous early towns and villages are located. A symbol key graphically depicts Indian Houses and Plantations, and English Plantations. It is decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Papenfuse & Coale plt. 24.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/2/2010