Auction 96, Lot 32

"A New and Accurate Map of the World. Drawn from the Best Authorities and Regulated by Astronomical Observations: Describing the Course of Each of the Following Circum-Navigators vizt. Ferdinand Magellan, Sr. Francis Drake and Commodore Anson", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: World

Period: 1764 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21.5 x 13.5 inches
54.6 x 34.3 cm

Handsome map on an oval projection depicting the tracks of Magellan, Drake and Anson. The northwestern part of North America is labeled Parts Undiscovered. Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea are connected by dotted lines. De Gama's Land lies to the east of Japan. The map was engraved by Thomas Kitchin. A notation printed below the map shows the political bias of the mapmaker: "The Reader is desired to observe, that Sr. Francis Drake was the first navigator who made the Circuit of the Globe: For tho' Magellan was First in that Design, yet as he was unfortunately killed at one of the Ladrone Islands, he cannot properly be intitled [sic] a Circumnavigator."


Condition: A

Folding as issued with very faint offsetting, short split on bottom fold in the margin.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/12/2001