Auction 103, Lot 169

"Pagus Hispanorum in Florida", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Florida

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: America

Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm

A fine view of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and the northernmost bastion of the Spanish empire in America. The prosperous city, fort and harbor are bustling with activity. Ships fill the harbor and the foreground is crowded with scenes of indigenous occupation and European visitors.

References: Deak #50.

Condition: B

Wide margins with some minor foxing, some intruding into image. Tissue repair on bottom centerfold. Attractive later color. A little chipping at paper edges, well away from image.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/11/2003