Auction 173, Lot 430

"A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia, Together with All the Kingdoms Tributary Thereto, and Bordering Upon Them...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1766 (published)

Publication: The Maps and Charts to the Modern Part of the Universal History

Color: Black & White

17 x 13.8 inches
43.2 x 35.1 cm

This finely engraved and informative map covers eastern Africa, the Red Sea, and part of Arabia. The map names many kingdoms in the region of present-day Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. It is filled with place names, trails, and extensive notations describing various tribes and traveling conditions (Desart of Berdoa - Excessive Droughty, and dangerous travelling because of thieves). A handsome map that includes a pictorial cartouche and a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2d #34.

Condition: B+

A fine impression issued folding on a sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is light toning that is mostly concentrated in the margins, faint soiling, and a damp stain that is confined to the right blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/5/2019