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Auction 161, Lot 421

"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
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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

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2017