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Auction 145, Lot 249

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

Subject: St. Augustine, Colonial Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 11.7 inches
16.5 x 29.7 cm
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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+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning, some extraneous creasing, and binding holes in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/12/2013