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Auction 188, Lot 290

"An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher, Vulgarly Called St. Kitts, Containing All the Towns, Parishes, Forts &c.", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 13.9 inches
21.8 x 35.3 cm
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This detailed map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts numerous small towns, parishes, and the topography of the island. The map is adorned with a baroque-style title cartouche. This map was originally printed on a sheet with a map of Bermuda, which has been separated in this example.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #17-34 (Vol II); cf Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #64.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet that has been professionally remargined at left. There is minor soiling and a few separations along the plate mark in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2022