Auction 128, Lot 416

"A Map of the West-Indies &c. Mexico or New Spain. Also ye Trade Winds, and ye several Tracts made by ye Galeons and Flota from Place to Place", Moll, Herman

Subject: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.8 inches
26.2 x 19.8 cm

Terrific copper engraved map covering the southern part of the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Florida is shown as a stubby peninsula and the Gulf Coast cartography is still a bit confused. Locates Charlestown in the huge Carolina which includes Georgia. The map is filled with fascinating notations concerning the movements of Spain's wealthy galleons. Their route took them into British waters off the coast of Florida and Carolina. The seas are fully engraved with the directions of trade winds added. Simple rectangular title cartouche. A very nice example of this desirable chart.

References: Manasek #69.

Condition: A

Lovely copy with strong impression and full margins. A short split in lower margin along the fold, closed on verso with archival tissue.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/20/2009