Auction 154, Lot 386

"A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: John Harris' Navigantum Atque…

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 14.5 inches
44.5 x 36.8 cm

A handsome map centered on the Atlantic. It includes small parts of South America, the Caribee Islands, the coast of North America, western Africa and Europe. Christopher Columbus' route is graphically depicted with a ship. There are several interesting notations including South Carolina's boundary according to King Charles' Charter in 1665, and another disputing Columbus' discovery of the New World, noting the possibility that Madoc, a Prince of North Wales sailed to the coast of Florida in 1170.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #16.

Condition: B+

A nice example with faint toning, minor offsetting, and a few tiny spots of foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015