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Auction 157, Lot 382

"A New & Accurate Map of the Island of Jamaica. Divided into Its Principal Parishes. Drawn from Surveys, and Regulated by Astronl. Observatns.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography...

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 13.4 inches
41.9 x 34 cm

This highly detailed map of the island shows towns, churches, sugar works and indigo works. Surrounded by place names along the coast, the map identifies rivers, roads, forests and topography. Includes insets at bottom "A Draught of the Harbour of Port Antonio & St. Francis..." and "A Draught of Port Royal, or Kingston Harbor..." Both insets are filled with soundings and shoals to aid in navigation.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-36 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #66.

Condition: B+

Light toning along the centerfold with a few damp stains confined to the sheet edges.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 5/4/2016