"Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et de Plusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme Situes au Devant de ces Isles & Autour du Golfe de Mexique...", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1731 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17.1 x 12.1 inches
43.4 x 30.7 cm
This detailed map covers the southern U.S., Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America. The map is dense with town names, waterways, and mountains. Florida features prominently here, stretching west just past Mobile Bay to Louisiane and north to Caroline, with its southern portion broken into an archipelago. A decorative title cartouche appears in the top right corner. Engraved by Delahaye.
A dark impression, issued folding on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is a binding trim at right that extends to the neatline at bottom.