Auction 133, Lot 310

"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: 1748 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

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 major trade routes are delineated. The coastal place names are abundant, with some towns and fortifications named inland. An early reference to Texas is Cenis Ft. on the banks of the Trinity River. In today's Colombia are noted Gold Rivers and Mines and in Surinam the Dutch Colony is located. The map is filled with extensive, interesting notations on the Spanish Galleons, John Oxnam and the Isthmus of Darien, King Charles II and the granting of the Carolina charter, and much more. A decorative cartouche and two compass roses complete the composition.

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Condition: B+

Professional repair on verso to one fold. Very nice impression. Close margin at top as issued and one short tear into map at bottom closed on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/1/2010

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