Auction 123, Lot 375

"A Map of the West Indies and Middle Continent of America from the latest Observations", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: The Chronology and History of the World…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 16.3 inches
57.7 x 41.4 cm

Boldly engraved and well colored chart of the Caribbean, the southern United States, Central America and the northern coast of South America. Florida consists only of the peninsula, with the southern portion shown as a jumble of large islands, named Bay del Spiritu Santo. Texas is named as the "New Kingdom of Leon". The map is filled with interesting information, with many forts and towns named, and shipping routes shown. A large map of the Caribbean that was engraved by Thomas Kitchin.

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Condition: A

A hint of very light soiling, and a couple short fold splits in margins only.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008

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