Auction 135, Lot 96

"A New & Accurate Map of North America Including Nootka Sound", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1794 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 10.3 inches
42.4 x 26.2 cm

Published by Charles Cooke, this map of North America focuses on discoveries in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. New Mexico encompasses present-day Louisiana and Texas. Alaska is still a bit misshapen but Capt. Cook's discoveries are shown and there is good detail of the Aleutian Islands and the coast of Asia. Northern Canada is marked Parts Unknown and northern California is New Albion. The eastern seaboard states all extend to the Mississippi River.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/16/2011

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