Auction 133, Lot 313

"A Map of East and West Florida, Georgia and Louisiana, with the Islands of Cuba, Bahama, and the Countries Surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, with the Tract of the Spanish Galleons, and of our Fleets thro' the Straits of Florida, from the Best Authorities", Lodge, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 10.8 inches
36.3 x 27.4 cm

A crisply engraved map that covers the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and a portion of Yucatan, and extends up to the Carolinas and to present-day Texas. The map shows the routes used by the Spanish and English fleets as they traveled though the West Indies.

References: Jolly POL-27; Sellers & Van Ee #1405.

Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened with a 3/4" binding tear at right repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/1/2010