Auction 114, Lot 298

"The Coast of Mexico from Laguna de Esmotes to Punta Brava", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication: West India Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.3 x 18.5 inches
61.7 x 47 cm

Superb nautical chart covering the northeastern coast of Mexico extending inland to show Mexico City. Several ships' tracks are shown in the Gulf including the track of the Flota from Vera Cruz to Havana to avoid the trade winds and the track of the Nautilus in 1764, rhumb lines, etc. Beautifully engraved with rhumb lines, a splendid compass rose and tiny ships. This is the first state with Robert Sayer's imprint at bottom. It is one sheet of the sixteen-sheet map of the West Indies that formed the heart of this important Revolutionary period atlas. Sheet number CE.5 printed at upper right.

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Condition: B

Bit of very faint foxing, else very good. Tiny bottom fold split not affecting imprint or map.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006

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