Lot 544: Southernmost portion of South America in 1747

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:39

Lot 544: Author: Bowen, Emanuel; Title: A New and Accurate Map of Chili, Terra Magellanica, Terra del Fuego &c.; Place Published: London; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1747; Description: Copper-engraved map. 35.6x43.2 cm (14x17").Finely engraved map of the southern part of South America, with many place names, much topographical detail, and a number of notations that provide additional geographical and historical information. An inset of a city plan for Santiago, capital of Chile, contains a legend listing significant buildings and locations, and a second inset details the area around Terra del Fuego and traces the tracks of several explorations. Condition: Some toning along centerfold and in margins; 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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