Auction 137, Lot 428

"A New Map of the West India Isles, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1828 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 17.9 inches
52.1 x 45.5 cm

A large and handsome map that extends from Bermuda to Florida and the Carolinas, and follows the Gulf coast to include Mexico and Central America, and south to the northernmost portion of South America and the Lesser Antilles. There is great coastal detail, especially in Central and South America. Numerous Indian tribes are named throughout. Florida is divided into east and west. A note in the upper left portion of the map locates the place where LaSalle was murdered in 1687.


Condition: A

Original color and wide margins, with a few short tears in blank margins that have been closed on verso. Very faint offsetting near cartouche.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 9/14/2011