Auction 150, Lot 331

"Carte d'une Partie de l'Amerique pour la Navigation des Isles et du Golfe du Mexique avec l'Interieur des Terres Depuis la Bermude...", Buache, Philip

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36.4 x 19.4 inches
92.5 x 49.3 cm

This is a very scarce chart of the Gulf of Mexico drawn from Popple's important map of the British Empire in America with "corrections and augmentations" as noted by Buache in the French text at upper right. The chart is focused on navigational information, with soundings, shoals, currents, etc. carefully noted. It extends to include much information on the interior of northern South America, Central America, and the southern U.S. The pattern of the trade winds is traced. Cenis appears with a corresponding note that reads, "Mission de los Teijas etablie en 1716." A key at bottom identifies 30 sites of interest in Panama. On two sheets joined.

References: Lowery p. 278, #358.

Condition: B

On sturdy watermarked paper with light scattered stains, minor offsetting, and several archivally repaired fold separations, only one of which enters 2" into map image at bottom.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/17/2014

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