Auction 117, Lot 243

"Plan du Port de St. Augustin dans la Floride", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Florida

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime.

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 8.3 inches
16.5 x 21.1 cm

This small map shows the fortifications of St. Augustine with good information on the layout of the town and fort and the soundings in the entrance to the harbor. St. Augustine is the oldest European city in the United States. Juan Menendez de Aviles established the first settlement, almost half a century before the first English settlers landed at Jamestown. St. Augustine grew to become the Spanish center of power in North America for almost 200 years. The British gained control of the city in 1763 at about the time of this map's publication.


Condition: A

Nice impression with wide original margins. Slight damp stains at paper edges, well away from map.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/6/2006