Auction 129, Lot 377

"Le Golfe de Mexique, et les Provinces et Isles qui l'Environe comme sont la Floride au Nord, le Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne a l'Ouest, la Terre-Ferme au Sud, les Is. Antilles, Lucayes, St. Domingue et Jamaique a l'Est…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 18 inches
60.5 x 45.7 cm

This is scarce map of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Unlike most maps of the period, De Fer presents Florida correctly as a peninsula rather than as the broken archipelago. The Caribbean islands are also well depicted with numerous notations throughout. The map is filled with place-names and graphic topography.

References: Lowery #281.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with a few light spots, mostly in the wide original margins.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/23/2009