Auction 117, Lot 242

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 11.7 inches
16.8 x 29.7 cm

This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the North and South Channel and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text.

References: Jolly GENT-12.

Condition: B

Light damp stains. Close trimmed at binding side with a small repaired binding tear. Tape remnants on corners in blank margins. Small abrasion and soil affects part of text.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2006