Auction 124, Lot 330

"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.

Condition: A

A nice impression with folds as issued and faint marginal toning.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008