"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1773 (published)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif
Color: Black & White
14.7 x 10.7 inches
37.3 x 27.2 cm
This attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean extends to show the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right. Dutch title at bottom: Kaart van de Golf van Mexico, en van de Amerikaaanse Eilanden. Engraved by Van Schley.
References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1683
A nice impression, issued folding, on watermarked paper. There are a few extraneous creases adjacent to the folds and a binding trim at lower right has been replaced with old paper.