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Auction 157, Lot 427

"A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands... [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Bermuda & St. Kitts

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Black & White

17.2 x 14 inches
43.7 x 35.6 cm

This sheet contains maps of Bermuda and St. Kitts, each enclosed in its own borders. The map of Bermuda is oriented with northeast at the top, and depicts the roads, towns and tribes on the island, as well as navigational hazards in the surrounding waters. There are several notes on the map giving more detail about the islands. The map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts numerous small towns, parishes, and the topography of the island. Each map is adorned with an baroque-style title cartouche.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-34 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #64.

Condition: B

Moderate toning along the centerfold, faint offsetting, and light soiling and a few damp stains confined to the sheet edges.

Estimate: $750 - $900


Closed on 5/4/2016