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Auction 163, Lot 406

"[General Karte von Nordamerica samt den West Indischen Inseln Verasst von Herrn Pownall (Southwest Sheet)]", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Mexico, Central America & Florida

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 20.1 inches
59.4 x 51.1 cm
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This is the southwest sheet from the very uncommon Austrian-produced four-sheet map that covers most of North America. It was based on the surveys of Major Samuel Holland and Governor Thomas Pownall, and closely follows the important Bowen & Gibson map of North America and the West Indies (Sayer & Bennett 1783 edition). The map covers Mexico, Florida, and part of Cuba, and extends to include Costa Rica and part of Panama. Great detail throughout, including early roads. The large inset details the discoveries of Father Kino (1698-1701) in the Southwest and northern Sonora.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #694-36.

Condition: A

On thick paper with large crown watermark over the letters "JTEVT."

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 6/14/2017