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Auction 156, Lot 355

"An Accurate Map of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coast", Gibson, John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.4 x 7.1 inches
29 x 18 cm

This copper engraved chart includes Florida and extends to show all of the Windward Islands, plus much of Mexico and Central America. Arrows indicate the trade winds. Dashed lines indicate the track of the Spanish Galleons and the flotilla from Vera Cruz to Havana. This handsome chart is embellished with a decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. Published in the February 1762 issue of the Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-156; Phillips (Maps) p. 1056.

Condition: B+

A dark impression, issued folding, on watermarked paper. There is an extraneous crease adjacent to the left fold and a small chip in the bottom right corner of the sheet, away from map image.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/17/2016