Auction 121, Lot 347

"A Map of East and West Florida, Georgia and Louisiana, with the Islands of Cuba, Bahama, and the Countries Surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, with the Tract of the Spanish Galleons, and of our Fleets thro' the Straits of Florida, from the Best Authorities", Lodge, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

A crisply engraved map covers the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and a portion of Yucatan, and extends up to the Carolinas and present-day Texas. The map shows the routes used by the Spanish and English fleets as they traveled though the West Indies.

References: Jolly POL-27; Sellers & Van Ee #1405.

Condition: B

A sound sheet with some offsetting and a few stains in the map. Close margin at right binding side with a short tear just into the border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/26/2007