Auction 119, Lot 118

"Mappa Geographica Regionem Mexicanam et Floridam Terrasque adjacentes, ut et Anteriores Americae Insulas, Cursus itidem et Reditus Navigantium versus flumen Missisipi et alias Colonias…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 18.7 inches
57.7 x 47.5 cm

This is Mathias Seutter's decorative and beautifully engraved version of Delisle's important map of 1703 (Carte du Mexique et de la Floride). It provides a view of North America from the Great Lakes through the West Indies. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains, France controls the Mississippi valley and Florida, and Spain possesses Mexico; political divisions as dictated by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. New Mexico is finely described with many native tribes and pueblos noted, including Acoma, Santa Clara, Isleta and more. While geographically nearly identical to Delisle's chart, this map is very ornate with the lower left corner filled with a huge sea battle and the Atlantic filled with four inset plans of Panama, Havana, Cartagena and Vera Cruz.

References: Martin & Martin, p. 93, plt. 18.

Condition: B

Some spots of soil in map, with an old paper repair on bottom centerfold and a couple of tiny, marginal tears. There is a blue crayon number in upper right margin.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 5/9/2007

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