Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a plane Davis Land BOWEN 1776 old map
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Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a plane. Davis Land. BOWEN 1776 old map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A new projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a plane (shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a globe), by J. Hardy at Eton College'

Marked on the map is Davis's Land, a phantom island that was believed to be located in the Pacific Ocean, near South America. It is named for the pirate Edward Davis, who supposedly sighted it in 1687. Never found again, it was also believed by William Dampier to possibly be the coast of Terra Australis Incognita.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1776    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 24.5 x 22.5cm, 9.5 x 9 inches (Medium); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.


PROVENANCE: "Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle", by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. London: Printed at St. John's Gate for D. Henry; and sold by F. Newbery, the corner of St Paul's Churchyard, Ludgate Street


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