Auction 156, Lot 357

"Map of the Gulf of Mexico, the Islands and Countries Adjacent. For the Rev. Dr. Robertson's History of America", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 12.5 inches
49.5 x 31.8 cm

Lovely copper engraved map covering the region from Florida and the Gulf coast to northern South America. The southern portion of Florida is fragmented into numerous waterways. There is crisp detail of the many islands, the South American coast and Central America. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche and compass rose. Published by W. Strahan and T. Cadell.

References: Howes #R358.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with an "1802" watermark. A crisp impression with attractive color, light offsetting, and an archivally repaired hole in an unengraved area below title cartouche. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/17/2016

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