"[Lot of 2] West Indies from the latest Authorities [and] An Accurate Map of the Wet Indies from the Latest Improvements",
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.
Each map has some toning, second map has some offsetting and one spot in the Gulf of Mexico, else very good.