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Hand-colored 1747 Bowen map with insets of Santiago and Tierra del Fuego

Place/Date: London / 1747
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Title: A New and Accurate Map of Chili, Terra Magellanica, Terra del Fuego &c. Laid down according to the latest improvements and regulated by astron.l observat.ns.
Dimensions
35.5 x 42.7 cm (14 x 16.8 in)
Identifier
NL-00496
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Bowen’s map of the southern part of South America from A Complete System of Geography. Includes 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.

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Condition Description

Left margin trimmed, with some soiling. Minor foxing.

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