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Auction 152, Lot 273

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/18/2015