Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 402

"A New and Accurate Map of Chili, Terra Magellanica, Terra del Fuego &c.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

17 x 14 inches
43.2 x 35.6 cm

Finely engraved map of the southern part of South America, filled with place names, topographical detail, and many notations that provide additional geographical and historical information. An inset of a city plan for Santiago, capital of Chile, contains a legend listing significant buildings and locations. A second inset details the area around Terra del Fuego and traces the tracks of several explorations.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-24 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #54.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a clean sheet with light printer's ink residue and extraneous creasing adjacent to the centerfold, which has been reinforced with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016