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Auction 146, Lot 377

"A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands... [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Bermuda & St. Kitts

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 14 inches
43.7 x 35.6 cm
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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-2c.

Condition: A

A fine impression issued folding, with minor printer's creases and two stains in top corners, far from image.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/4/2013