Auction 135, Lot 262

"St. Augustine the Capital of East Florida", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1769 (published)

Publication: A Description of East Florida

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm

This rare, detailed plan of the city of St. Augustine was included in the third edition of William Stork's Description of East Florida, which promoted settlement in the newly acquired British possession of East Florida. The plan shows the well laid-out city, centered on The Parade and the Governor's House and protected by Fort St. Mark. Jefferys' maps of East Florida and the Bay of Espiritu Santo, and his plan of St. Augustine were not included in the first two editions of this important early British work on Florida.


Condition: B+

Faintly toned with light foxing. The top margin is narrow to non-existent due to a binder's trim and the lower right corner margin has been clipped leaving a narrow margin just below Jefferys imprint.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 2/16/2011