Auction 142, Lot 320

"Carte Geo-Hydrographique du Golfe du Mexique et de Ses Isles…", Rizzi-Zannoni, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12.5 inches
44.5 x 31.8 cm

Finely engraved map covering the U.S. and Mexican coastlines, Central America, northern South America and all of the major islands of the West Indies, also naming some very small ones. The map is filled with great coastal detail and many place names. This lovely chart is adorned with a garland style title cartouche, a fleur-de-lys, and rhumb lines.


Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with some tiny wormholes along the centerfold that have been infilled, light toning along the centerfold, and minor damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 11/28/2012