Lot 540: Bowen map of southern Africa 1747

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:38

Lot 540: Author: Bowen, Emanuel; Title: A New & Accurate Map of the Southern Parts of Africa, Containing Lower Guinea, Monoemugi, Zanguebar, the Empire of Monomatapa, Country of the Cafres &c. and the Isld. of Madagascar...; Place Published: London; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1747; Description: Copper-engraved map. 34.5x42.5 cm. (13½x16¾").Fairly detailed map of southern Africa, with many descriptions of the lands and people engraved on the map, enlightening and often entertaining, such as "The Hancumquas, this Nation is said to make use of Lions in fighting"; "The Cabonas, Antropophages or Men Eaters"; "A Savage People who are said to have only the use of Speech"; etc. Condition: Slight darkening along centerfold; some light staining and soiling; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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