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Auction 164, Lot 183

"Florida Hieffe Vorzeiten Jaquaza...", Mueller/Bodenehr

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1692 (published)


Color: Black & White

3.1 x 2.6 inches
7.9 x 6.6 cm
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This rare, tiny map of the Spanish possessions in North America covers the region south of the Great Lakes (Lac du Chat) to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. It is drawn from Nicolas Sanson's influential map (La Floride) of 1657. The French claims are shown in Florida Francica, but Port Royal is named Charles fort instead of Sanson's Carolina. German text is below the map.

References: Cumming (SE) #112; King (2nd ed.) pp.160-61.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with faint spots and damp stains that are mostly confined to the area outside the map image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017