"[Lot of 2] The West Indies, and Gulf of Mexico. From the Latest Discoveries and Best Observations [and] A New Map of South America, from the Best Authorities", Lodge, John
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1778 (published)
Publication: The History of America...
Color: Black & White
A. The West Indies, and Gulf of Mexico. From the Latest Discoveries and Best Observations (13.8 x 8.9"). This detailed and well engraved copper plate map extends to include all of the West Indies, Florida, east Texas, the Yucatan and northern South America. Florida is divided between East & West, and south Florida is depicted as an archipelago. Texas is the New Kingdom of Leon.
B. A New Map of South America, from the Best Authorities (9.4 x 13.1"). An attractive map of the continent with good detail of rivers and mountains. Much of the Amazonia region and interior of Brazil is blank. The map extends to part of Central America, and the Papal demarcation line is shown off the southern tip of the continent.
The maps were published in William Russell's The History of America from Its Discovery by Columbus to the Conclusion of the Late War.
Dark impressions with a few faint spots of foxing.