Auction 160, Lot 381

"A New and Accurate Chart of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coasts of North and South America...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: John Harris' Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca...

Color: Black & White

17.6 x 14.5 inches
44.7 x 36.8 cm

A handsome map of the Caribbean and Gulf coasts with well engraved detail and many remarks on sailing directions, history, and native populations. The trade winds are noted with directional arrows, and the major trade routes are delineated. The coastal place names are abundant, with some towns and fortifications named inland. An early reference to the first attempted colony in Texas is Cenis Ft. on the banks of the Trinity River. In today's Colombia are noted Gold Rivers and Mines and a Dutch Colony is located in Surinam. The map is filled with extensive, interesting notations on the Spanish Galleons, John Oxnam and the Isthmus of Darien, King Charles II and the granting of the Carolina charter, and much more. A decorative cartouche and two compass roses complete the composition.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #17.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/16/2016