Auction 108, Lot 243

"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coast", Gibson, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 7 inches
29.2 x 17.8 cm

This copper engraved chart includes Florida and extends to show all of the Windward Islands, plus much of Mexico and Central America. Wind heads indicate the trade winds. A handsome chart with a decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. Still bound in the original Gentleman's Magazine, February 1762, with related article.

References: Jolly GENT-156.

Condition: A

Dark impression on thick hand-laid paper with large watermark.

Estimate: $200 - $220

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/29/2004