London: 1753. No binding. Oblong, small quarto size, within a matted folder. Near Fine. Item #16112817
A map extracted by a prior owner from "Geographical Dictionary", Volume 3, by R. D. Brooks, published in London, 1753. Engraved by Thomas Bowen (d. 1790), who was an English engraver specialising in charts and maps; he was the son of Emanuel Bowen (ca. 1694-1767), a map engraver who did work for King George II of England.
The map and cartouche are outlined by hand in different colours, with unexplored areas such as a large part of western Canada and the United States labelled as "Parts Unknown"; it is a fascinating look at the development of cartography in the early explorations of North America.
___DESCRIPTION: Colour map of North America, with yellow border of latitude and longitude coordinates, vertical crease in the centre from the map's placement in the book, image size 8" by 9.75", with mat board size 12.25" by 13.5", with cut-out window and yellow and blue ruled borders.
___CONDITION: Near fine, clean but for a few light spots of soiling to the edges, without wear, very light toning to the left side of the map. The mat board is near fine, clean, with only light wear to the corners. Please note that the person who inserted the map into the folder affixed the map to the mat with adhesive tape, which we have not removed.
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