Auction 121, Lot 231

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

Subject: Florida, St. Augustine

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

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 page. 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. This example is printed on thin paper and does not bear the engraver's imprint as mentioned by Jolly.

References: Jolly GENT-12.

Condition: B+

Toned and a bit foxed. Two small edge tears have been repaired on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/26/2007