Auction 160, Lot 270

"Piano della Citta, e Porto di Sant. Agostino", Masi, Gio. Tommaso

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gazzettiere Americano

Color: Black & White

11.4 x 7.9 inches
29 x 20.1 cm

This is a scarce and very detailed plan of the port and harbor of St. Augustine with the city shown in a simple block plan with heavy surrounding fortifications. The plan features soundings, fortifications, anchorages, rivers, etc. Map locates Fort Piccolo, Fort Negro, the battery defending the mouth of the port, a sentinel, several roads, and Native Indian cities. North is oriented to the right by a fleur-de-lys. Distance scale is in Italian miles. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding with wide margins and faint offsetting from an opposing page of text, primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/16/2016