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Auction 118, Lot 260

"Carte de la Floride et de la Georgie", Tardieu, Pierre Francois

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 12.9 inches
42.4 x 32.8 cm

Handsome early map covering from South Carolina to Florida and through Louisiana. The map depicts Florida during the period when it was controlled by the Spanish. However, there are no engraved political divisions indicating the map maker's bias toward either the claims of Spain or the United States to the territory. Numerous Indian villages are located and roads are shown connecting early settlements. There is a large Lac du St. Esprit linked with an oversized Baie du St. Esprit and Tampa Bay in Florida. The Bahamas are also well delineated.

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Condition: A

Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/6/2007

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