"[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)
Color: Black & White
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.
Professional repairs on minor fold separations, else near fine.