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Auction 164, Lot 382

"A New and Complete Map of the West Indies Comprehending All the Coasts and Islands Known by That Name by Monsr. D Anville; with Several Emendations and Improvements", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas

Color: Hand Color

33.9 x 18.4 inches
86.1 x 46.7 cm

This large map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean is based on the cartography of D'Anville. The region is dominated by Spain with possessions including Florida and the formerly French Louisiana. Names "Tecas" with a note near Cenis that "Here Mr. de la Salle was murdered in 1687." European colonial possessions in the region are identified with a color key below the title cartouche listing the British, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish and the Swedish. The large cartouche is draped in a garland. Joined on two sheets.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #720-52.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning along the sheet joint and minor offsetting of the title.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017