Auction 127, Lot 271

"Piano della Citta, e Porto di Sant. Agostino", Masi, Gio. Tommaso

Subject: St. Augustine, Colonial Florida

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gazzatiere Americano

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.3 x 8 inches
28.7 x 20.3 cm

This is a scarce and very detailed plan of the port and harbor of St. Augustine with the city shown in a simple block plan with heavy surrounding fortifications. The plan features soundings, fortifications, anchorages, rivers, etc. Map locates Fort Piccolo, Fort Negro, the battery defending the mouth of the port, a sentinel, several roads, and Native Indian cities. North is oriented to the right by a fleur-de-lys. Distance scale is in Italian miles. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.

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Condition: A+

Dark impression, fine plate mark and wide margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/25/2009

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