Auction 126, Lot 381

"[3 Sheets] Carte des Isles Antilles et du Golfe du Mexique; avec la Majeure partie de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1786 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 26 inches
49.5 x 66 cm

This is a very scarce three-sheet map covering the region from Baja Mexico through the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, to the Lesser Antilles and south through Central America and the northern coast of South America. The maps are beautifully engraved with detail of the provinces, towns, and forts inland and considerable navigational information including trade-wind direction in the oceans. Each chart stands on its own with complete borders (size given is for each sheet). This is the second state, published by Delamarche.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1703.

Condition: A

Fine impression and original color with full wide margins. There are some damp stains, minor repaired tears, and soil in the blank margins.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500


Closed on 12/3/2008