Auction 124, Lot 338

"The West Indies Exhibiting the English French Spanish Dutch & Danish Settlements with the Adjacent Parts of North & South America from the Best Authorities", Middleton, Charles T.

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1768 (dated)

Publication: Middleton's Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 7.3 inches
27.9 x 18.5 cm

This is an uncommon map of the Caribbean showing the colonial holdings of Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, by way of a lettered key at left. Southern Florida is shown with large, interconnected waterways effectively turning the region into an archipelago. The map was derived from the Thomas Jeffreys 1760 map of the same title with same decorative cartouche featuring seashells, galleons, coral and blowing wind heads.

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Condition: A

A sound example with a short tear in the left blank margin that has been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/7/2008

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