Auction 126, Lot 404

"Map of the European Settlements in South America, and on the Western Coast of Africa", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: South America, Western Africa

Period: 1776 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 cm

The nomenclature on this map is interesting; San Francisco appears as Drakes Harbor, California is New Albion, Baja is California, Gulf of California is Vermillion Bay. Mexico appears as a province consisting of several political entities, including a "Mexico" and a city of Mexico. Panama is Terra Firma. The U.S. south of the Ohio River is labeled Carolina and Florida. Detail in South America includes political division, geographical features and locations of tribal groups. There is little information in Africa. The delicately engraved title cartouche indicates Kitchin is the Hydrographer to his Majesty.


Condition: B

Overall light offsetting.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/3/2008