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Auction 142, Lot 394

"A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, Taken from an Actual Survey; wherein the Errors of Former Charts are Corrected [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher, Vulgarly Called St. Kits…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Bermuda & St. Kitts

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Black & White

17.3 x 14 inches
43.9 x 35.6 cm

This sheet contains maps of Bermuda and St. Kitts, each enclosed in its own borders. The map of Bermuda is oriented with northeast at the top, and depicts the roads, towns and tribes on the island, as well as navigational hazards in the surrounding waters. There are several notes on the map giving more detail about the islands. The map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts numerous small towns, parishes, and the topography of the island. Each map is adorned with an baroque-style title cartouche.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #64.

Condition: B

Toning, a vertical crease adjacent to centerfold, and some offsetting. There are a couple of short tears in blank margins and a few small damp stains, primarily confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400


Closed on 11/28/2012