Auction 139, Lot 311

"Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de l'Amerique Septentle. par Mr. D'Anville", Santini, P.

Subject: Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm

A lovely map of Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and a portion of Cuba from the cartography of D'Anville. The southern tip of Florida is shown as an archipelago of large islands. Tecas is named on the coast of present-day Texas, and sailing routes are shown along the coasts. The verdant cartouche shows a waterfall and a crocodile, natives, trees and exotic birds.


Condition: A

Heavy, watermarked paper with light soiling confined to wide margins and a short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/15/2012