Auction 157, Lot 193

"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: Hand Color

9 x 12.9 inches
22.9 x 32.8 cm

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 second state, with plate No 95 below neatline at left.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #17, Vol. II [30].

Condition: B+

Nice impression with a few small spots of foxing.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/4/2016