"De Golf van Mexico, de Eilanden en het Omleggende Land", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 18.8 inches
57.4 x 47.8 cm
This uncommon chart covers the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean including Florida, Central America and the northern tip of South America. It provides good detail including several Indian place names in Louisiana and Florida. The Mississippi River is boldly shown and New Orleans is curiously missing. The routes of the Spanish galleons are prominently noted. The map is decorated with a compass rose and a title cartouche held aloft by putti.
Sharp impression and lovely original color. Slightly toned on centerfold with a professional repair in the bottom margin and border.