Auction 127, Lot 272

"Piano del Porto, e degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: Pensacola, Colonial Florida

Period: 1763 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.2 inches
26.2 x 18.3 cm

This scarce Italian edition is a very detailed plan of the port and harbor of Pensacola. It features soundings, anchorages, rivers, etc, and extends to show most of Isola de Santa Rosa. With several early coastal place names. A few rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lys add to the elegant composition. Two distance scales lie below title. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Violante Vanni under the direction of Gio. Tommaso Masi, and published by Marco Colterllini.


Condition: A+

Very fine example with fine impression and huge margins. Some remnants on verso of mounting tape at extreme edges.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/25/2009