"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coast", Gibson, John
Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Period: 1762 (published)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,
Color: Black & White
11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm
This sharply engraved chart includes Florida and extends to show all of the Windward Islands, plus much of Mexico and Central America. Small arrows indicate the trade winds. Dashed lines indicate the track of the Spanish galleons and the flotilla from Vera Cruz to Havana. It is handsomely embellished with a decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose.
References: Jolly GENT-156.
A nice impression with folds as issued and faint marginal toning.