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Auction 119, Lot 256

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 8 inches
16.5 x 20.3 cm

This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the North and South Channel and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size given includes the key and text.

References: Jolly GENT-12.

Condition: A

Early, fine impression on thick hand-laid paper with a large watermark. Close trim at right binding trim, as issued. Still very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/9/2007