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Auction 130, Lot 258

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009