Auction 160, Lot 382

"A Map of the West Indies and Middle Continent of America from the Latest Observations", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: The Chronology and History of the World from the Creation to the Year of Christ, 1768

Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 16.3 inches
57.7 x 41.4 cm

This boldly engraved chart of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is filled with interesting information, with many forts and towns named. The British colony of Georgia extends to Mobile Bay and its boundary with Florida is noted as Limits Stipulated 1738, leaving the Spanish colony of Florida occupying only the peninsula. A line further south is noted as the Southern Bounds [Georgia] by Charter 1665. The southern portion of Florida is shown as a jumble of large islands, named Bay del Spiritu Santo. Texas is named as the New Kingdom of Leon. The map was engraved by Thomas Kitchin.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.BLAI-1a #14.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on hand laid paper with a "J. Whatman" watermark with a hint of soiling along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2016