Auction 159, Lot 257

"Piano del Porto, e Degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola", Pazzi, Giuseppe

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Gazzettiere Americano

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.1 inches
26.2 x 18 cm

This scarce Italian edition is a very detailed plan of the port and harbor of Pensacola. It features soundings, anchorages, rivers, etc, and extends to show most of Isola de Santa Rosa. With several early coastal place names. A few rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lis add to the elegant composition. Two distance scales lie below title. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Violante Vanni under the direction of Gio. Tommaso Masi, and published by Marco Colterllini.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression with some small worm holes and tracks that have been professionally infilled with loss of a minute amount of image. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2016