"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)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A sound sheet with some minor marginal damp stains, not affecting the map.