Auction 170, Lot 102

"A New & Accurate Map of North America Including Nootka Sound: with the New Discovered Islands on the North East Coast of Asia", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1791 (circa)

Publication: A New Authentic System of Universal Geography...

Color: Hand Color

17 x 10.4 inches
43.2 x 26.4 cm

This is the second state of this map of North America focusing on discoveries in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. New Mexico encompasses present-day Louisiana and Texas. Alaska is still a bit misshapen, but Capt. Cook's discoveries are shown, and there is good detail of the Aleutian Islands and the coast of Asia. Northern Canada is marked Parts Unknown, and northern California is New Albion. The eastern seaboard states all extend to the Mississippi River. The map was published by Charles Cooke in a later edition of Thomas Bankes's A New Authentic System of Universal Geography...; across the top neatline is a mostly erased imprint reading, "Engraved for Bankes's New System of Geography."

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #11-8; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BANK-1b.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light offsetting and some short centerfold separations that have been backed in archival tissue. The margins have been extended at left and right with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/14/2018