Auction 147, Lot 281

"Map of the European Settlements in Mexico or New Spain and the West Indies", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 12.3 inches
50.8 x 31.2 cm

This detailed and expansive map covers all of the southern United States north to the Carolinas and Cape Henry. The map continues west through the region labeled Great Space of Land unknown to the southern tip of Baja California. All of the Caribbean is shown, naming the Great Antilles, Cuba, and the Bahamas, with the Windward and Leeward together identified as the Caribbe Is. It is filled with place names, rivers and Indian tribes. Decorated with a delicate title cartouche.

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Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened with offsetting. Remargined at left with old paper to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/20/2013

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