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Auction 190, Lot 87

"A New & Accurate Map of the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John and Anticosta; Together with the Neighbouring Countries of Nova Scotia, Canada &c...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Eastern Canada

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 13.7 inches
42.7 x 34.8 cm
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This attractive map of the Gulf of St. Laurence is based on Bellin's definitive map of 1744. It is very detailed with hundreds of place names, especially along the coastlines. The major fishing banks are well delineated. There is a large decorative title cartouche and compass rose at bottom right. This is the first state with "No. 95" at the bottom right.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #17-32 (Vol II); cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #62; Kershaw #693; Phillips (A) #603-62.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with two small holes in blank areas that have been professionally inflled.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/16/2022