Auction 110, Lot 273

"[Lot of 2] West Indies from the latest Authorities [and] An Accurate Map of the Wet Indies from the Latest Improvements",

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1770-1790 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 8.8 inches
24.1 x 22.4 cm

Pair of very nice maps covering the Caribbean. The first map (13.5 x 7"), anonymous, circa 1770, is a strongly engraved and printed map covering the region from the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. West Florida extends to the Mississippi River and the peninsula is cut by a long north to south river with a series of large islands making up the southern part. There is terrific detail throughout the Caribbean, Yucatan and Central America. The second map (9.5 x 8.6"), by Robert Wilkinson, circa 1790, includes the United States coastline to just north of Charleston and names a few coastal towns and features. Louisiana and West Florida are not part of the United States and East Florida takes on its modern peninsula appearance.


Condition: B

Each map has some toning, second map has some offsetting and one spot in the Gulf of Mexico, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/2/2005