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An Accurate Map of the West Indies. Drawn from the Best Authorities... Bowen. 1747


    An Accurate Map of the West Indies. Drawn from the Best Authorities... Bowen. 1747

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    An Accurate Map of the West Indies. Drawn from the Best Authorities, Assisted by the Most Approved Modern Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astronomical Observations

    Emanuel Bowen

    A very nice map

    Detailed map of south eastern United States, central and southern America and the Caribbean Islands. A decorative title cartouche is at top right and are the "winds". Noted in is King Charles II's charter of 1665 to the Earl of Clarendon, Duke of Albermarle, etc., which established the colony of Carolina, extending south to St. Augustine and incorporating the recently named (and just colonised) Georgia. A second note identifies Columbus' landfall on St. Salvador or Cat Island in 1492. A third note addresses the taking of the Bahamas by the Spanish and French in 1703 and subsequent retaking of the island by the Captain Rogers for the British in 1717. A decorative title cartouche is at top right. Bowen has also shown the direction of the prevailing "winds". From Harris's, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel. 370mm x 450mm.

    This handsome map covers the southeastern United States, eastern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the northern part of South America. It is derived from Popple's important map of the region. The British colonies in North America are confined east of the Appalachians with France in control of Louisiana. Many early forts and Indian tribal territories are located. There are several interesting notations concerning the history of the region, such as a notation concerning the southern boundary of the Province of Carolina, "so that Fort St. Augustin as well as Georgia falls within these limits." Trade winds and sea routes are marked throughout, including the course of the Spanish gold fleet from Old Spain and the return trip from Cartagena and Vera Cruz. The title cartouche is adorned with Native Americans and an incongruous lion (likely representing the British colonies).Sharp impression and fine original color. Ref: Sellers & Van Ee #1682. 


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