"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.
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.