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Auction 156, Lot 190

"A New and Accurate Map of Virginia & Maryland Laid Down from Surveys and Regulated by Astronl Observatns", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

9.1 x 12.9 inches
23.1 x 32.8 cm
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This uncommon map centered of the Chesapeake Bay region is based on Augustine Hermann's map of 1673 and Henry Popple's great map of 1733. Filled with detail, numerous early towns and villages are located. A symbol key graphically depicts Indian Houses and Plantations, and English Plantations. It is decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose. This is the third state, with plate No 61 below neatline at left.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #17, Vol. II [30]; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #60.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a clean sheet with a printer's crease at upper right and a narrow margin at left that has been trimmed to just inside the neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 2/17/2016