Auction 165, Lot 330

"A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore from Point Pattuck to St. Johns and Continued on the Spanish Main, to Escuda Veragua, with the Islands, Keys, and Shoals, from the Latest Authorities", Lodge, John

Subject: Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 14.2 inches
29 x 36.1 cm

This map details the Gulf Coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, extending south to Bocas del Torro in Panama. Rivers, points, and lagoons are identified along the coast, with a land approach view of the area around Bluefields filling the blank interior. The waters are filled with anchorages, soundings, rocks, and shoals, and numerous small keys are named. A dotted line demarcates the area for which soundings are regular. Engraved by John Lodge and published on August 31, 1785 by J. Murray. This map is very rarely found on the market.

References: Jolly #POL-92; Kapp (MCC-106) #74.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with "Pro Patria" and "T French" watermarks. There is a tiny hole above the title and a couple of minor mis-folds.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 11/15/2017