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Auction 130, Lot 343

"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 and Caribbean

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.4 x 8 inches
26.4 x 20.3 cm
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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

Sharp impression with just a hint of foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 12/2/2009