Auction 115, Lot 327

"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coast", Gibson, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

This copper engraved chart includes Florida and extends to show all of the Windward Islands, plus much of Mexico and Central America. Wind heads indicate the trade winds. Dashed lines indicate the track of the Spanish Galleons, and the flotilla from Vera Cruz to Havana. A handsome chart embellished with a decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. A beautiful example of this chart.

References: Jolly GENT-156

Condition: A

Very dark impression with fine hand coloring, watermark and original margins. Near fine example that has been professionally encapsulated in Mylar.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/21/2006

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