"Carte Reduite des Cotes et de l'Interieur de la Presqu'ile de la Floride, avec le Detroit de Cette Presqu'ile et le Canal de Bahama", Sartine
Subject: Colonial Florida, Bahamas
Period: 1780 (dated)
Color: Black & White
15.6 x 22.8 inches
39.6 x 57.9 cm
This is a superb map of the Florida Peninsula, covering from St. Mary's River to St. Joseph Bay. It provides excellent detail of the bays, inlets, rocks, shoals, islands and keys along the coast with soundings, towns, forts, and Indian villages. It also includes the Bahama Channel and some of the islands in the Bahamas, the Straits of Florida, and the northern coast of Cuba. Antoine Sartine was the French Minister of Marine and this chart was intended for use by the French Navy during the American Revolutionary War. The seal of the Depot de Marine is at bottom center with Prix Trois Livres below the neatline at right.
References: Sellers & Van Ee #1621.
There are some faint spots in the map and a repaired tear in the blank margin else very good.