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Lot 239
By: Thomas Silver
Subject: St. Augustine, Florida
Date: 1740 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 6.6 x 11.8 inches
         16.8 x 30.0 cm

    This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle, the North and South Channel, and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text. Published in the July 1740 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

Condition Description: Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with a watermark of the British Royal Arms. A narrow bottom margin, but still ample for framing.

Ref: Jolly #GENT-12.

$200.00 - $230.00

Sold for: $150.00

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