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Auction 132, Lot 334

"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coast", Gibson, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7 inches
29.2 x 17.8 cm

This copper engraved chart includes Florida and extends to show all of the Windward Islands, plus much of Mexico and Central America. Arrows indicate the trade winds. Dashed lines indicate the track of the Spanish Galleons and the flotilla from Vera Cruz to Havana. This handsome chart is embellished with a decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. The map was originally published in the February 1762 issue of the Gentleman's Magazine with a related article. Engraved by John Gibson.

References: Jolly GENT-156.

Condition: A

Very nice example with strong, early impression. Some professionally applied tissue across top on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/2/2010