Auction 113, Lot 99

"A Map of the West-Indies &c. Mexico or New Spain. Also ye Trade Winds, and ye several Tracts made by ye Galeons and Flota from Place to Place", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial America

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.8 inches
26.2 x 19.8 cm

Terrific copper engraved map covering the southern part of the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Florida is shown as a stubby peninsula and the Gulf Coast cartography is still a bit confused. The map is filled with fascinating notations concerning the movements of Spain's wealthy galleons. Their route took them into British waters off the coast of Carolina. Directions of trade winds are shown in the oceans. A city view of Mexico City is inset at lower left. A great example of this desirable chart.

References: Manasek #69.

Condition: A+

Beautiful, early impression with fine hand coloring on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with original margins. Tape remnants at top and bottom of verso from old mounting.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2005