Auction 157, Lot 119

"A New & Accurate Map of the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Briton, St. John and Anticosta; Together with the Neighbouring Countries of Nova Scotia, Canada &c. Drawn from the Most Approved Moderns Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astronl. Observatns.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Eastern Canada

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography...

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 13.7 inches
42.7 x 34.8 cm

An attractive map of the Gulf of St. Laurence based on Bellin's definitive map of 1744. It is very detailed with hundreds of place names, especially along the coastlines. The major fishing banks are well delineated. This is the second state with "No. 63" at the bottom left. Large decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-32 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #62; Kershaw #694; Phillips (A) #603-62.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet with a short printer's crease and a small ink smudge both along the top border at right.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/4/2016