Auction 133, Lot 316

"West Indies, agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New, Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 13.2 inches
38.1 x 33.5 cm

This nicely detailed map shows the colonial possessions in the West Indies. It covers from Florida, with its southern tip made up of several large islands, through the Bahamas to the northern coast of South America. An interesting note describes Cays as "small rocky islands with ouzey shores, where boats, or little sloops, if run aground, are easily got off."

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned with some offsetting and a couple fold separations in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/1/2010

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