Auction 135, Lot 350

"A Chart of the Bay of Mexico from Cape Florida to Cape Roxo", Price, Charles

Subject: Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1704 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.4 x 17.3 inches
54.4 x 43.9 cm

This is a very rare English chart of the Gulf of Mexico. It covers the Gulf coast with all of Florida to Cabo Rojo in Mexico, and includes part of the Yucatan and Cuba. The Mississippi delta is severely misplaced along the western border of the map. Florida appears in an unusual boxy shape. Charles Price was an English mapmaker whose works were nearly all collaborative efforts in a succession of ill-fated partnerships that were not commercially successful. Thus his maps are rarely found on the market today. There are no sales records for this map in the past 28 years.

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Condition: C+

Trimmed into the neatline at top without any margin. There are some minor repairs on the centerfold and some light stains.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $3,750

Closed on 2/16/2011

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