Lot 542: Bowen map of Africa 1747

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:39

Lot 542: Author: Bowen, Emanuel; Title: A New and Accurate Map of Africa Drawn from the best & most Approved Modern Maps and Charts and regulated from Astronomical Observations; Place Published: London; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1747; Description: Copper-engraved map. 35x42 cm (13¾x16½").Attractive and well-engraved map of the African continent. In South Africa are the The Hottentots Wandering Cafers, with gold mines to the north. The Nile arises from Lake Dambea. There are several notations in the interior referring to the legendary Antropophages or Man Eaters. A map rich in detail and legend. Condition: Light marginal staining, some toning along centefold, a vertical crease; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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