Auction 119, Lot 187

"[Lot of 2] Pais Cedes, Sheet Ist containing the Coast of Louisiana and Florida [and] Pais Cedes, Sheet II d. containing the Peninsula & Gulf of Florida, with the Bahama Islands", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Gulf Coast and Florida

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
25 x 19.3 inches
63.5 x 49 cm

This rare pair of charts was the forerunner of Jefferys' 1775 edition titled "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana" and "The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida…" A cursory comparison of the two editions shows a couple of important differences. The coastline west of the Mississippi Delta is marked "A Flat Coast little known" and the Florida Peninsula is lacking solid coastlines with the interior a mass of interconnected waterways. The maps are traced with manuscript rhumb lines that appear to be contemporary with the issuance of the maps. Not listed in Steven & Tree and we can find no evidence of the charts being on the market in the last 25 years. (The second map has been pictured first)

References: cf Stevens & Tree #26.

Condition: A

Professional repairs on minor fold separations, else near fine.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Sold for: $17,500

Closed on 5/9/2007

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