"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Period: 1773 (published)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff
Color: Hand Color
14.6 x 10.6 inches
37.1 x 26.9 cm
Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.
A nice impression on a strong sheet of laid paper with folds as issued. There is some faint toning along the folds.