Lot 184 of 312:
Chart centered on the North Pole, 1748  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$228
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
A Correct Draught of the North Pole and of All the Countries Hitherto Discovered, Intercepted Between the Pole and the Parallel of 50 Degree...
Author:
Bowen, Emanuel
Place:
London
Publisher:
Date:
1748
Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline (likely later). 39.2x43.7 cm (15½x17¼").

Map centered on the North Pole, with much detail, showing the tracks of navigators in their numerous attempts to find a northern passage to Asia. Much of Greenland and the western part of North America remain undiscovered. Panels of text at the bottom describe the explorations and probabilities of finding a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay, with particular interest in the outcome of the 1746 Arthur Dobbs expedition. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some toning and mat burn, remains of mounting tape, and a few repairs, on verso; very good.
 
Item number:
304439
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