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Auction 181, Lot 339

"A New & Accurate Map of the Island of Cuba. Drawn from the Most Approved Maps & Charts and Regulated by Astronl. Observations [on sheet with] A New & Accurate Map of the Islands of Hispaniola or St. Domingo, and Porto Rico...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography...

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.7 inches
42.2 x 34.8 cm

Two detailed and beautifully engraved maps on a single sheet, one showing Cuba and the other depicting Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Both are "Drawn from the most approved Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astron'l Observat'ns." Each map is graced by a charming rococo-style cartouche and includes a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #65.1 & #65.2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean sheet of watermarked paper with a few tiny spots along the centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/10/2021