"Mappa Geographica, Complectens I. Indiam Occidentalem II. Isthmum Panamensem III. Ichnographiam Praecipuorum Locorum & Portuum...", Homann Heirs
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 22.8 inches
49 x 57.9 cm
This informative and very graphic folio sheet has a large map of the region, titled "Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme," attributed to D'Anville (1731). It covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a key to show European possessions and a beautifully engraved title cartouche. Above the main map is the large, decorative title cartouche, flanked by insets of the isthmus of Panama and a plan of St. Augustine in Florida. Below the map is a large view of Mexico City, flanked by plans of Vera Cruz and San Domingo. A very handsome sheet, absolutely filled with information on the West Indies.
On watermarked paper with full original color with the exception of the title cartouche, which appears to be later color. There is very minor soiling and a chip in the top blank margin that has been replaced with old paper.