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Auction 145, Lot 349

"A New & Accurate Map of the Island of Cuba…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 7.1 inches
41.9 x 18 cm
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A detailed and beautifully engraved map of Cuba, "Drawn from the most approved Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astron'l Observat'ns." Numerous place names surround the coastline, and there is good detail of shoals and rocks to assist in navigation. The map is graced by a charming rococo-style cartouche and a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #65.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with one printer's crease and one extraneous crease at left. Professionally remargined at bottom with neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/12/2013