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Auction 159, Lot 256

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before It June 20 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1740 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

6.6 x 11.7 inches
16.8 x 29.7 cm

This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle, the North and South Channel, and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text. Published in the July 1740 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-12.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now flattened. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with old paper and an adjacent 1/4" binding tear has been professionally repaired. Remargined at top and left also with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/14/2016