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Auction 118, Lot 251

"[Florida]", Mueller/Bodenehr

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: Kurtze-bundige abbild-und vorftellung de gantzenwelt

Color: Hand Color

3 x 2.5 inches
7.6 x 6.4 cm

This rare, tiny map of the Spanish possessions in North America covers the region south of the Great Lakes (Lac du Chat) to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. It is drawn from Nicolas Sanson's influential map (La Floride) of 1657. The French claims are shown in Florida Francica but Port Royal is named Charles fort instead of Sanson's Carolina. German text is below the map.

References: Cumming (SE) #112; King (2nd ed.) pp.160-61.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/6/2007