Auction 98, Lot 74

"A New & Accurate Map of North America; Drawn from the most Authentic Modern Maps and Charts", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Middleton's Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.9 x 10.3 inches
42.9 x 26.2 cm

Map of North America that is particularly interesting for its depiction of the Pacific Northwest that is labeled Parts Unknown. Alaska is shown as the island of Alaschka. The discoveries of Bering and Tschirikow (1741), Juan de Fuca (1592) and Martin d'Aguilar (1603) are noted along the coastline. The mythical West Sea is noted above New Albion but not delineated. The British colonies are shown with boundaries on the Mississippi River. Several Indian tribes are noted throughout.

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Condition: B

Later color with some bleed through to verso and extra creasing along folds.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2002

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