Auction 161, Lot 473

"A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: John Harris' Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.5 x 14.5 inches
44.5 x 36.8 cm

A handsome map centered on the Atlantic. It includes small parts of South America, the Caribee Islands, the coast of North America, western Africa and Europe. Christopher Columbus' route is graphically depicted with a ship. There are several interesting notations including South Carolina's boundary according to King Charles' Charter in 1665, and another disputing Columbus' discovery of the New World, noting the possibility that Madoc, a Prince of North Wales sailed to the coast of Florida in 1170.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #16.

Condition: B

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

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/8/2017

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