Auction 123, Lot 378

"Map of the European Settlements in Mexico or New Spain and the West Indies", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

Size:
20 x 12 inches
50.8 x 30.5 cm

This detailed and expansive map covers all of the southern United States north to the Carolinas at Cape Henry. The map continues west through the region labeled Great Space of Land unknown to the southern tip of Baja California. All of the Caribbean is shown, naming the Great Antilles, Cuba, and the Bahamas, with the Windward and Leeward together identified as the Caribbe Is. It is filled with place names and rivers and Indian tribes. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche.

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Condition: B

A dark impression on a sheet of laid paper with some faint offsetting. Lower margin with repaired tear just into border. Binding trim at left has been replaced to accommodate framing and a 1.25" binding tear has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/20/2008

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