Auction 145, Lot 376

"[Lot of 3] Map of the Gulf of Mexico, the Islands and Countries Adjacent [and] Map of South America [and] Map of the Countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: South America, Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

Size:
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A. Map of the Gulf of Mexico, the Islands and Countries Adjacent (19.3 x 12.3"). Lovely copper engraved map covering the region from Florida and the Gulf coast to northern South America. The southern portion of Florida is fragmented into numerous waterways. There is crisp detail of the many islands, the South American coast and Central America. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche and compass rose. Published by W. Strahan and T. Cadell. Condition: Issued folding with a 1.7" fold separation that has been closed on verso with archival tape and faint offsetting.

B. Map of South America (17.7 x 12.6"). Nice map of the continent with good detail of towns, villages, ports and topography. Delicately engraved title cartouche indicates Kitchin is the Hydrographer to his Majesty. Condition: Issued folding with a few small fold separations closed on verso with archival tape and faint offsetting.

C. Map of the Countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil (9.3 x 14.5"). Strongly engraved copper plate map of northwestern South America that includes portions of Colombia, Ecudaor, and Panama. Extends south to below Cape Blanco and Colan. Filled with details and place names, watershed and topographical information. Rococo-style title cartouche with distance scale below. Condition: Issued folding with a binding trim at left and faint offsetting.

References: Howes #R358.

Condition: B+

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Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/12/2013

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