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Auction 154, Lot 638

"A New & Accurate Map of Asia Drawn from Actual Surveys, and Otherwise Collected from Journals; Assisted by the Most Approved Modern Maps & Charts...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Asia

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: A Complete Atlas…

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 13.9 inches
42.7 x 35.3 cm
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A finely engraved map of Asia and South East Asia filled with information. Hokkaido (Yesso) appears as an island, to the east of which is a large land mass labeled De Gama's Land named for the Portuguese captain who reported sighting land in the northern Pacific in the seventeenth century. The Sea of Japan is named the Sea of Korea, and the Carolines are called New Philippines and are located too far west. Decorated with a pictorial title cartouche and a nice compass rose.

References: cf. Yeo #136; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2c.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright, clean sheet with wide margins. Issued folding with minor offsetting at far right. There are several fold separations and tiny tears all confined to the blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015