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Auction 191, Lot 441

"A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands... [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher, Vulgarly Called St. Kits...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Bermuda & St. Kitts

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Black & White

17 x 13.8 inches
43.2 x 35.1 cm
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This sheet contains maps of Bermuda and St. Kitts, each enclosed in its own borders. The map of Bermuda is oriented with northeast at the top, and depicts the roads, towns, and tribes on the island, as well as navigational hazards in the surrounding waters. There are several notes on the map giving more detail about the islands. The map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts numerous small towns, parishes, and the topography of the island. Each map is adorned with an baroque-style title cartouche.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a hint of toning along the centerfold and soiling in the top corners of the sheet. Minor centerfold separations that are confined to the top and bottom blank margin have been professionally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2023