Auction 117, Lot 164

"A New and Accurate Map of East and West Florida, Drawn from the best Authorities", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1765 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

This interesting copper engraved chart covers Florida and the region as far north as Savannah. West Florida extends to the Mississippi River to include New Orleans. It shows the entire peninsula as an archipelago that is fragmented with numerous large waterways that communicate between the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean. Tampa Bay is here named Bahia del Espiritu Santo. The map also shows the keys and extends to include las Tortugas. Rococo-style title cartouche, distance scale with British Statute Miles, and simple compass rose with fleur-de-lys. There is no engraver credited but the map is engraved in Kitchin's delicate style. This map is very similar to one of the same title that was issued in the London Magazine in 1765.

References: Seller & Van Ee #1620; cf Jolly LOND-243.

Condition: A

Nice example with original margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2006