Auction 151, Lot 438

"A New Chart of the Vast Atlantic Ocean; Exhibiting the Seat of War, both in Europe and America", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1740 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.8 x 12 inches
42.7 x 30.5 cm

Fine copper engraved chart details the trade winds and sailing courses across the Atlantic. The area covered includes most of eastern North America through northern South America, and western Europe through northwestern Africa. Ornamented with rhumb lines, a beautiful compass rose and a decorative scroll-style title cartouche. The map is filled with numerous notes and comments. A note below the title details Bowen's sources, including Capt. Cyprian Southack’s 1731 map of New England, Edward Moseley’s 1733 map of North Carolina, and James Wimble’s 1739 map of the Carolinas. A table at top center compares position data between this map and "Mr. Popple's great Map of the British Empire in North America." Jolly calls this "a nicely executed map." This is the first edition and not to be confused with the 1755 state.

References: Jolly #LOND-7.

Condition: A

Issued folding with just a few faint spots and one tiny hole to the east of the Azores that has been professionally repaired. A binding trim at lower right has replaced with old paper, and an associated 1/4" binding tear has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/19/2014

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