Auction 112, Lot 229

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Gentlemans Magazine

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 11.6 inches
16.5 x 29.5 cm

A depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. Bird's-eye view with ships in foreground. Lengthy key and explanatory notes at bottom third of map. Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina.

References: Jolly GENT-12.

Condition: B

Nice impression with later hand coloring. On fine hand laid paper with large circular watermark. Close margins, as issued. Paper laid in at binding trim with a trace of facsimile to neatline and two professionally repaired short tears, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/28/2005