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Auction 97, Lot 115

"A New & Accurate Map of the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Briton, St. John and Anticosta; together with the Neighbouring Countries of Nova Scotia, Canada & c. Drawn from the most approved Modern Maps and Charts and Regulated by Astron. Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Canada

Period: 1752 (published)

Publication: A Complete Atlas, or Distinct View of the Known World

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.5 inches
42.2 x 34.3 cm

An attractive map of the Gulf of St. Laurence 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. This is the second state with "No. 63" at the bottom left. Large decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Kershaw #694; Phillips (A) #614-41.

Condition: A

Later color. Faint toning along centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2001