Auction 97, Lot 91

"An Accurate Map of North America, Drawn from the best Modern Maps and Charts and regulated by Astron. Observat. By Eman. Bowen, Geogr. To his Majesty", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: North America

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: An Account of the European Settlements in America

Color: Black & White

8 x 6 inches
20.3 x 15.2 cm

This copper engraved map was the frontise to Vol. II of Edmund Burke's work. The map extends to include all of the Caribbean islands. New France and Louisiana occupy the Midwest, western Canada is labeled 'Parts Undiscovered'. The Colorado River is named and correctly flows into the Sea of Cortez. Fancy cartouche and compass rose.


Condition: B

Map itself has a good impression on hand laid paper with original margins. Folding, as issued with one clean split extending through map, closed on verso with archival tape. Tear enters corner of map, also closed on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/5/2001