"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740", Silver, Thomas
Subject: St. Augustine, Florida
Period: 1742 (published)
Publication: An Impartial Account of the Late Expedition against St. Augustine…
Color: Hand Color
6.6 x 11.7 inches
16.8 x 29.7 cm
This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle, the North and South Channel and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text.
References: Jolly GENT-12.
Issued folded, now flattened. The binding trim at lower right has been replaced to accommodate framing and a 1" binding tear has been neatly repaired.