Auction 124, Lot 321

"Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de l'Amerique Septentle. par Mr. D'Anville", Santini/Remondini

Subject: Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 17.8 inches
57.9 x 45.2 cm

A lovely map of Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and a portion of Cuba from the cartography of D'Anville. The southern tip of Florida is shown as an archipelago of large islands. Tecas is named on the coast of present-day Texas, and sailing routes are shown along the coasts. The verdant cartouche shows a waterfall and a crocodile, natives, trees and exotic birds.

References:

Condition: A

A sound sheet with some minor marginal damp stains, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008

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