Item: 1785 Bowen Map od South America -- An Accurate Map of South America from the best Modern Maps and Charts. By Thos. Bowen, Geogr.Cartographer: T BowenYear / Place: 1785, LondonMap Dimension (in.): 12.8 X 17.9 in.Condition: Good. Nice strike on watermarked laid paper. Slight toning mostly near the edges. A few chips and splits in the margins. Issued centerfold. Two creases. Original hand color.
This superb map of the continent features simple interior topography reflecting limited exploratory trips to these areas, but the coastal areas are full of detail as to topography, rivers, lakes, settlements, native tribes, etc. The Galapagos Islands are noted and named, as well as a phantom island near the southern tip on the Argentine side named "Peppy's I. Imaginary." T. Bankes published it "A new Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography."
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