"Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de l'Amerique Septentle.", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel…
Color: Hand Color
23 x 17.9 inches
58.4 x 45.5 cm
A lovely map of Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and a portion of Cuba from the cartography of D'Anville. The southern tip of Florida is shown as an archipelago of large islands. Tecas is named on the coast of present-day Texas, and sailing routes are shown along the coasts. The decorative cartouche shows a waterfall and a crocodile, natives, trees and exotic birds.
References: Phillips (A) #647-49.
A strong impression with original outline color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There are a few minor spots in the image and faint damp stains in the right and left blank margins, just entering the neatline at left. There are a few tiny tears and chips confined to blank margins.