Catalog Archive
Auction 144, Lot 81

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: St. Augustine, Colonial Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: An Impartial Account of the Late Expedition against St. Augustine…

Color: Hand Color

6.6 x 11.7 inches
16.8 x 29.7 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle, the North and South Channel and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text.

References: Jolly #GENT-12.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with minor soiling, faint spots, and a binding trim at lower right that has been extended with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 4/3/2013